Dean’s Update 9/19/17

September 19th, 2017

WE NEED YOUR HELP – NOMINATE TO RECOGNIZE FACS 100 CENTENNIAL HONOREES

Act now and before November 5th (we extended the date beyond October 1 previously announced) so that we can recognize 100 individuals, living and deceased, who helped shape our college’s history over the past 100 years! Nominations are easy via an online process http://www.fcs.uga.edu/alumni/facs100-nominations or you can send a concise nomination letter (up to two pages). Tell us why the nominee deserves to be recognized as a FACS 100 Centennial Honoree based or your experience or knowledge.

SWEANEY FUND PROPOSALS DUE NOV. 15

Here is a bit of introductory information about the Sweaney Innovation fund, a competition instructional funding opportunity in FACS for faculty.  Detailed instructions can be found at http://www.fcs.uga.edu/faculty_staff_resources/sweaney-innovation-fund . Proposals are due to Broc Funke in the Dean’s Office by November 15, 2017, submit as a pdf. Broc’s email is broc@uga.edu . If you have any questions – don’t hesitate to email Patti Hunt-Hurst, Associate Dean. 

UPDATED TRAVEL REGULATTIONS EFFECTIVE SEPT. 1

The State Accounting Office has updated the statewide travel regulations effective for travel on or after September 1, 2017.  The updates are outlined below:

  • Employees traveling overnight within the State of Georgia or “In State” will now receive 100% reimbursement on the first and last day of travel, less any provided meals. For example, if the per diem rate allows a $28 total reimbursement, the traveler would receive a full daily reimbursement amount. If lunch was provided at a conference, the total allowable reimbursement for that day would be $21 ($28 less $7 lunch).

  • Business Class airfare for international flights now includes Alaska and Hawaii.

Accounts Payable has updated the travel policy to reflect these changes. The policy can be found at:  http://policies.uga.edu/Travel/Employee-Travel-Effective-January-1-2015-Present/. Please contact Andre Simmons at asimmons@uga.edu.

PERSONNEL – STAFF

Ms. Lynn Woodall joined the FACS and BFO team(s) September 1st. Lynn has experience working with student accounts, revenue generating programs, study abroad accounts, foundation accounting reporting and check requests, advanced excel skills, UGA policies and procedures as well as great customer service skills.  Lynn’s contact information is alk@uga.edu and (706) 542-1512.

ALUMNAE NAMED DIRECTOR OF FACS ALUMNI RELATIONS

Ms. Alexis Morgan will join the college as the new Director of Alumni Relations on Thursday, October 12. She comes to UGA from the University of Texas, where she served as Director of Donor Relations for the Texas Athletics Longhorn Foundation, Austin, Texas. Alexis is a returning Bulldog, an alumnae of the college, BSFCS 2008 with a degree in consumer economics and former student athlete, UGA Volleyball 2004-2008. She comes to us well qualified in alumni and donor relation with seven (7) year’s experience in the field of alumni and donor relations and having earned a graduate degree from Georgia State University with a concentration on facility and event management. Ms. Morgan earned a prestigious Reuss Fellowship and for three-months participated in the University of Illinois Development program focused on acclimating and preparing future advancement professionals. She also has supervisory experience, managing an assistant director, development assistant, and a large team of student interns. Alexis will create programming and oversee activities designed to foster and enhance alumni, community, businesses and professional associations’ involvement in the college through the Alumni Association and affiliate groups. The Director of Alumni Relations is part of the college’s external relations team who are charged with the task of advancing the goals and priorities of the college resulting in public and private financial support.

SCHEDULE (Dean’s travel and purpose during the next two weeks):

  • Monday through Friday, Oct. 2 – 6, attend National Extension Directors and Administrators (NEDA) Conference and ECOP meetings, Burlington, VT
  • Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6-7, attend AAMFT Conference in Atlanta
  • The next Dean’s Update will be Tuesday, October 12

Sincerely,

Linda Kirk Fox

Dean

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia embraces a commitment to diversity by modeling for the state and nation a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, and discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.

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