Brooks A. Keel
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|Brooks A. Keel|
|President Georgia Southern University|
|Term||January 4, 2009 – Present|
|Born||Augusta, Georgia, United States|
|Alma mater||Augusta College
Medical College of Georgia
|Residence||Statesboro, Georgia, United States|
|Spouse||Dr. Tammie Schalue|
Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D. was named the 12th president of Georgia Southern on Monday, October 26, 2009 by the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents. He officially began his tenure on Monday, January 4, 2010.
Keel was born, raised, and educated in Augusta, Georgia. A product of the education system of Georgia, he has direct ties to the state and a well-rounded understanding of higher education. Before serving as president at Georgia Southern, Keel served as the vice chancellor of research and economic development at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.