Georgia Regents University Names Dr. Karla Leeper as New Chief of Staff to President
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WACO, Texas (April, 23, 2014) -- Karla Leeper, Ph.D., vice president of board and executive affairs and chief compliance officer at Baylor University, will be resigning her position at Baylor to become the chief of staff to the President at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Ga.
Dr. Leeper came to Baylor in the fall of 1992 as an assistant professor of communication studies and the director of the nationally recognized Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum. In addition to her faculty service, Dr. Leeper served two years as department chair. In June of 2007 she became chief of staff to the President and has been a part of the central administration since that time.
Georgia Regents is a comprehensive research university that is home to the Medical College of Georgia. In her new role, Dr. Leeper will help manage the President’s office and provide executive oversight to the advancement and alumni relations, marketing and communication, and government relations functions for the university.
“I have had a wonderful career at Baylor,” Dr. Leeper said. “I have amazing administrative, faculty and staff colleagues and wonderful students who will always be very dear to me. I am excited about the challenges that this new opportunity presents for me personally and professionally. It is an exciting time at GRU, as they re-envision the model for both higher education and health care.”
“For more than two decades, Dr. Leeper has invested in the lives of Baylor students and helped to advance the mission of the University,” said Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr. “Her efforts at the classroom, departmental and University level have benefited her students and her colleagues, and helped to make Baylor better. We are grateful for her years of dedicated service, and we know that she will be a difference maker at Georgia Regents University.”