Welcome to the Web site for Finance and Administration at the University of Georgia. The mission of this division is to provide exceptional service and stewardship of the University’s financial, human and physical resources. Finance and Administration strives to become a trusted advisor to the rest of the campus, being engaged as an expert participant in strategic decisions early in the process in order to add value to deliberations.
Finance and Administration:
We are fortunate
to have a dedicated staff of more than 1,600 people in
Finance and Administration who provide the essential
fiscal and administrative support required by the University
of Georgia to achieve its ambitious goals in teaching, research
and service. Seven divisions are housed under the auspices of Finance
and Administration managing such diverse areas as payroll, student accounts, employee benefits, parking services, the bookstore, food services, campus maintenance and landscaping, budgeting, campus and environmental safety, architecture and space planning, just to name a few. The core values of integrity, teamwork through mutual respect and fairness, and excellence in service and innovation provide the foundation for all that we do.
I hope that you will take the time to peruse the services that we offer and to become familiar with Finance and Administration’s mission, vision and core values. Our goal at this Web site is to provide the information you need in a user-friendly and efficient format. Your feedback is always welcome and appreciated.
Interim Senior Director of Benefits
Travis Jackson has been tied to the University of Georgia in some way since he was in middle school. While his responsibilities and interests have changed over the years, his dedication and affection for his alma mater have never wavered.
How long have you been at the University of Georgia and what are your ties to Athens?
Jackson: I’ve been connected to UGA for most of my life. When I was in sixth grade, my dad was hired as UGA’s assistant director of the Office of Instructional Support and Development, and we moved here from Clinton, South Carolina. While I was earning my bachelor’s degree in finance from UGA, I worked part-time at the University Golf Course. After graduating, I decided to stay on at the golf course and work as an assistant golf pro. Later, I became the pro shop manager and earned my Class A PGA professional status. I continued in this position for about four years before I had the opportunity to work in a field related to my college degree.
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Resident Engineering Inspector
Ray McDonald is a resident engineering inspector in the Office of the University Architects for Facilities Planning. His day-to-day job keeps him very busy but he loves the variety it offers. He works hard every day to make sure that each new or renovated building is designed and built to create the best possible space for members of the University community.
How long have you been working with the University Architects?
McDonald: I started at the University of Georgia 18 years ago in the Physical Plant (now the Facilities Management Division) Air Conditioning Shop. I worked there for ten years doing air conditioning trouble calls. I started a two-year program at Athens Tech around the same time I started working at UGA, because I really enjoyed the plumbing and electrical work involved in my job but still wanted to expand my expertise. Later on, I got a job in the Office of the University Architects for Facilities Planning as a resident engineering inspector. I’ve been in this job for eight years and I love it.
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