Ricardo Azziz

Ricardo Azziz

Visiting Scholar, Pullias Center for Higher Education, University of Southern California

email | RAZZIZ@gru.edu

A educator-scientist-executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in higher education, research, and healthcare, Dr. Azziz currently serves as Regents’ Professor, Georgia Regents University (GRU), Senior Fellow, American Association of State Colleges & Universities, and Visiting Scholar, Pullias Center for Higher Education, University of Southern California. Previously, Dr. Azziz served as founding President of GRU, tapped to lead the consolidation of Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) and Augusta State University to create GRU, successfully receiving full SACS-COC approval in record time. GRU is now one of four comprehensive public research universities in Georgia. The consolidation has been a unique and transformative initiative with state-wide and national implications, providing an opportunity to analyze, understand, enhance, and innovate in all areas of the university.

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