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.
Interim Vice President
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.
Systems Administrator Specialist
Jon Croy is not averse to taking risks in his career in order to pursue his interests and to satisfy his penchant for learning. That philosophy has served him and the Environmental Safety Division well.
Tell me about your position and your responsibilities.
Croy: I am one of two people that provide IT support to the Environmental Safety Division (ESD) which provides services and support to the University in the areas of chemical and laboratory safety, fire safety, radiation safety, environmental health and food safety, hazardous waste, laser safety, industrial hygiene and occupational safety. Both my supervisor and I provide desktop support to ESD staff, but our main focus is the support and development of Chematix, a software program with numerous environmental applications. The beauty of the program is that it’s essentially a database which contains cradle to grave tracking of all chemicals on campus as well as many other data sets. Chematix was adopted in 2001 and, since that time, any new chemicals purchased by the University are barcoded and tracked in the system. However, there are many “legacy” chemicals—chemicals that existed prior to Chematix’s adoption and are not in the system. We’re in the process of a chemical inventory project to capture that data. That’s a huge project and key to inventory management and being able to look at the bigger picture.
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Building Services Supervisor
You might say that Trent Woods was destined to work for the University of Georgia. His grandfather began a tradition which has become an integral part of Georgia football game days. Trent intends to continue that tradition, which has become even more special because of his employment at UGA.
Can you describe your job and duties?
Woods: I am with FMD Building Services and manage a crew of eight people who provide custodial care for the buildings at the Health Sciences Campus (HSC). I am also responsible for entering work orders to fix plumbing, heating, air or electrical issues in the buildings, and I follow up with the departments to make sure those issues are handled to their satisfaction. I also help ensure that the buildings on the campus are safe and secure. Currently, we manage 10 buildings, and there are two more buildings soon to come online: Rhodes Hall, which will house the dean of the College of Public Health and his administration and Quarters B, one of two historic homes on the campus which will house Parking Services and some other smaller offices. As the University phases in its renovation work on the campus, more buildings will open.
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