R. Bryan Ginn, Jr. assumed the role as Chief Campus Officer of Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in the fall of 2012. With an institutional history dating to its founding in 1899, PCOM established its only branch campus in Georgia in 2005 to address the physician and health sciences workforce needs in this state and the southeastern United States. Degree-granting academic programs have expanded during this short tenure to include Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences.
As a member of the PCOM President’s Cabinet, Ginn’s responsibilities include coordination of campus operations with the institution’s senior leadership in Philadelphia, academic program expansion, and a directed focus on external relations, community affairs and government relations.
With strong Georgia roots, Ginn’s legacy of public service bridges the arenas of higher education, medical education and government. His prior professional service at Augusta University (formerly known as Georgia Regents University, Georgia Health Sciences University and the Medical College of Georgia) includes roles as vice president for external affairs and government relations, vice president of advancement and chief of staff to the president. He previously served both Kennesaw State University and Georgia Southern University in external affairs positions, and served on the staffs of a member of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, both elected officials from Georgia.
Ginn is married to his college sweetheart, the former Caroline Carson, and together, they have two adult children - Bo and Carson.
Ginn earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University.
Ginn has served on many community-based boards and professional associations including the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Education Advancement Council and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to name a few. He is a 1992 graduate of Leadership Georgia, and also graduated from Leadership Glynn, Leadership Bulloch, Leadership Cobb, Leadership Augusta, Leadership Gwinnett and GLANCE Gwinnett.