Two Key Leaders Named

President announces appointments to provost, business posts

McBride (left) and Augostini.
Photos Courtesy of Northwestern and Georgetown universities

After a national search, Dwight McBride has been named Emory’s provost and executive vice president of academic affairs, and Christopher Augostini has been named executive vice president for business and administration. Both will begin on July 1.

“These two appointments will build upon Emory’s exceptional leadership team. We look forward to working with Dwight and Chris, whose leadership and vision will help Emory realize its bold ambitions now and well into the future,” says President Claire E. Sterk.

McBride joins Emory from Northwestern University where he currently serves as dean of the graduate school and associate provost for graduate education, as well as the Daniel Hale Williams Professor of African American Studies, English, and Performance Studies.

McBride will serve as Emory’s chief academic officer, directing and collaborating with deans from each of Emory’s nine schools and colleges, with an emphasis on academic excellence and inclusivity. In addition, he will direct leadership of the Michael C. Carlos Museum, the Center for Ethics, and the Woodruff Library, as well as Emory’s other libraries. He also will oversee Emory’s strategic planning, including global strategies, university budgeting, and other matters related to academic affairs.

Augostini joins Emory from Georgetown University where he serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer. In his new position, Augostini will be responsible for Emory’s fiscal and administrative affairs. Reporting to Sterk, Augostini’s primary responsibilities include strategic financial planning and stewardship of Emory’s resources to support the academic and operational missions for the university. He will provide leadership to finance, endowment management, human resources, campus services, and business practice improvement, among other areas.

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