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.
Senior 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 Administrationís 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.
Facilities Planning Office
From cappuccino to construction financing, Clayton Wilcox’s talents have always found a niche. Ever the modest Midwesterner, however, he is quick to praise his mentors and co-workers for any success he has achieved.
Tell me about your job with the Facilities Planning Office.
Wilcox: My job as business manager in the Office of University Architects for Facilities Planning involves helping administer the budgets for the University’s capital projects. This includes developing budgets during the project’s planning phase, securing funding when the project is ready to commence and properly allocating the funds while the project is in progress. This process requires constant interaction with the Budget Division to ensure that everything we do works within the University’s larger budget. In addition to these duties, I also oversee all the day-to-day operational activities at the Architects Office.
In addition to my OUA duties, I was named the Interim Director for Capital Budgeting in the Universityís Budget Division in mid-April, filling a position that had recently been vacated. There are many facets to that position, and it requires working hand-in-hand with everyone at the University who is involved with space and facilities management.
Is your background in planning and finance?
Wilcox: Yes and no. I received a bachelor’s degree in foods in business from the College of Agriculture at the University of Illinois. Food production is a huge industry in the Midwest, where I’m from, and I knew there were a lot of opportunities in that area. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do exactly, but I really liked the food science aspect, and I paired that with a lot of finance and economics courses. Immediately after graduating, I was hired as a store manager for Espresso Royale Café, a small chain of coffee shops that operated at universities, mainly in the Midwest. I was sent to Minneapolis, where I lived for a couple of years. It’s a beautiful town, but the winters were horrible. I loved my work, however. I had found a niche with the company managing start-up stores and also turning around stores that were in trouble. I would travel to different states and be at the stores for three or four months at a time.
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