Office of the EVP

Christopher Augostini
Executive Vice President for Business and Administration  

Christopher Augostini joined Emory as executive vice president for business and administration on July 1, 2017. Previously he served as senior vice president and chief operating officer at Georgetown University.

Emory’s Business and Administration Division is a broad-based group of nearly 1,400 staff members dedicated to enabling Emory to achieve its vision and goals. The division is organized to support an environment that fosters excellence in people, facilities, infrastructure and financial resources.

In his position, Augostini will be responsible for Emory’s fiscal and administrative affairs. Reporting to President Claire 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 the finance, endowment management, human resources, campus services and internal audit functions, business practice improvement and, in collaboration with the two other EVPs, will serve as primary senior executive for information technology services, research administration and compliance.

Augostini’s responsibilities at Georgetown University have included financial and operations leadership. In addition, he led Georgetown’s master planning process, which revitalized the university’s physical and technological infrastructure. 

Working with faculty, staff, students and community leaders, Augostini led the first non-contested campuses planning process in Georgetown’s history.

During his tenure, Georgetown’s endowment has increased by 270 percent, its bond rating has been upgraded by both Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s, and the university’s unrestricted resource base and operating positions have improved.

To strengthen the professional development and retention of the top administrative talent at Georgetown, Augostini established the Shaping and Advancing Georgetown Executives program, which equips participants with tools to advance within a climate of creativity and collaboration across units within the university.

Before joining Georgetown University, Augostini served as chief of staff to the first deputy mayor of the City of New York under Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, as well as deputy budget director and director of intergovernmental affairs overseeing the city’s efforts in Washington, DC, and Albany, NY. He has served in numerous positions within New York State, including principal budget analyst for the NYS Ways and Means Committee and program analyst for the NYS Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Augostini holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in public affairs and policy from the State University of New York at Albany.