About A. K. Hasan
- Former City Councilman of Augusta
- Member of SRS Citizens Advisory Board - current
- Member of RCBOE School Board – current
- Community Founding Partner of RCBOE Magnet Schools
- Youngest ever (26), RCBOE School Board Member
- Youngest ever (27), RCBOE School Board President
- First Black RCBOE School Board President
- U. S. Marine, Veteran
- Licensed Georgia Realtor - current
- Author of Book, Gladiator Leaders Don’t Drink The Laced Drink
- Published Poet, “MORE” & Mothers Are Forever
Experience – Augusta, GA – Elected Leader
January 2019 – Present and Past
- Elected Member of the Richmond County Board of Education 2019 –
- Author of the book: Gladiator Leaders Don’t Drink The Laced Drink, published 2014
- Elected Member of the Richmond County Board of Education (2006)
- Elected City Councilman of Augusta, Georgia (1988 – 1990)
- Elected Member of the Richmond County Board of Education (1982 – 1986)
- U.S. Marine Corps,1972 – 1974, Honorably Discharged, Veteran
- The state of Georgia, licensed realtor, 1994 - Present
United States Department of Energy
February 2019 – 2021 and 2022 - present
- Appointed Member of Savannah River Site (SRS) Citizen Advisory Board by Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management
- January 2020, Elected SRS Citizens Advisory Board, Chairman of Waste Management Committee
- Georgia Real Estate Examination – Passed for a second time in May 2020
- Georgia Real Estate School and Examination – Passed January 1994
- Augusta Technical School – Graduated 1976
- Lucy C. Laney High school – Graduated 1972
Achievements and Awards
Recognition for a member of the Richmond County Board of Education’s Governance Team recognized by the Georgia School Board Association as a 2019 Exemplary Board
Author of the book, Gladiator Leaders: Don’t Drink the Laced Drink, Published in 2014
- Mr. A. K. Hasan is a community founding partner of the Richmond County Board of Education’s Magnet Schools. In 1980, a private citizen, A. K. Hasan helped to pick by lottery the first classes of student enrollees to attend the C. T. Walker Magnet School.
- Upon seizing the Richmond County Board of Education’s Presidency in January 1983, President A. K. Hasan’s Administration discovered the Richmond County School System was operating in a 3 million dollars deficit. The former Superintendent of Schools whose contract was not renewed by the board had concealed the deficit from the school board. The State of Georgia Department of Education issued a stern legal warning to the Richmond County Board of Education: To fully resolve the deficit and balance the school system’s financial records or be taken over by the Georgia Department of Education. Upon further auditing, the deficit ballooned to 5.6 million dollars. President A. K. Hasan led the school board during this unprecedented financial crisis. Under Mr. Hasan’s leadership and tenure. The board resolved the deficit and had a surplus by the end of his presidency in 1984.
- In 1989, as a City Councilman on the Former City Council of Augusta, Councilman A. K. Hasan introduced an ordinance that granted local businesses a 5% advantage over out-of-town businesses that bid on City of Augusta Construction Projects. The Ordinance won unanimous approval by members of the City Council of Augusta.
- While serving on the former City Council of Augusta in 1988-1990, the city opened the ninth street section of Riverwalk. Additionally, the City Council of Augusta adopted Takarazuka, Japan as a sister city. A monument to Takarazuka is on the lower level of Riverwalk. A plaque honoring the Mayor and City Council of Augusta is imbedded in the Riverwalk walkway between the ninth street staircase and the Jessye Norman Amphitheater
- In 2006, A. K. Hasan was a member of the Richmond County Board of education that approved the construction and opening of the Lucy Laney Football Stadium. Additionally, the School Board unanimously approved Mr. Hasan’s motion for a 300 Million Dollars Education SPOST that paid for the construction of Richmond County Technical Career Magnet and other new school construction projects for our students.
- Since returning to the school board in 2019, A. K. Hasan has championed the opening of Richmond Hill K-8, Wheeless Road Elementary, Augusta Richmond Academy’s 5,800 Square Feet Math and Technology Wing, a baseball field for T. W. Josey, and a host of other construction projects. Additionally, A. K. Hasan stands in support of one-to-one technology (Laptops) to students, the plan to purchase all new textbooks, our new innovative Online E-School for students that can perform well and excel with less person-to-person supervision.