Dean’s Update 3/6/18

March 6th, 2018 Contact: Linda Fox  |  706-542-4879  | More about Linda


Please join us for the spring semester College Assembly on Tuesday, April 17 at 3:30 pm in Dawson Hall Rm 110. We will introduce several new staff hired in the college since the fall College Assembly. Agenda will include:

  • Updates on facilities and plans for classroom and lab renovations
  • Discussion of the Task Force Report on Student Success and Learning and the funding opportunities to pursue
  • Discussion and input to finalize the Guidelines for the college for Graduate Program Faculty
  • Update on FACS 100 Centennial

Coffee with the Pros: NSF CAREER Proposals – Friday, March 9

NSF’s prestigious CAREER program is one of the best opportunities for faculty to get substantial research funding early in their careers. But what does it take to develop a successful CAREER proposal? In this panel discussion, you will gain insights from faculty who have received NSFCAREER awards and served on NSF CAREER review panels. Refreshments will be served and questions are encouraged. 

This panel will take place in Coverdell S175 from 9:30am –11am.

Please RSVP to Stephanie Tucker at


Join us on Tuesday, April 10, 2 p.m., Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries Auditorium for Dan Barber, Chef and Author who will present What kind of menu will meet the challenges of the Future? Exploring a new recipe for good food from the ground up.

Barber is the chef and co-owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and the author of The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food. He has received multiple James Beard awards and was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Barber has also been featured in the Netflix documentary series Chef’s Table.

Barber is sponsored by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Inaugural Staff Resources Fair – MARCH 14

The UGA Staff Council and the Finance & Administration Staff Representative Group will host the University’s first Staff Resources Fair on Wednesday, March 14 at the Tate Grand Hall from 2-6 p.m. The fair will showcase campus resources, benefits and exciting opportunities exclusive to UGA staff and faculty. 

The purpose of the fair is to raise awareness regarding the multitude of resources, benefits and opportunities available to UGA staff and faculty, such as the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), plant sales or the on campus bicycle rental program.   

All UGA staff and faculty are encouraged to attend.


Please join us in welcoming Ms. Vivian Hermitano the new Business Manager II for Human Development and Family Science.  Her first day was yesterday, Monday, March 5th.  Vivian is transferring from the College of Education. She handled grant financial management including working closing with SPA, PIs, Dean’s Office and Post-Award as well as supported the Business Office reporting directly to the CFO in another position.  She has a Bachelor’s in Science (BS). 

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

  • Thurs. March 8, Development travel to Savannah with Tricia White
  • Monday through Friday, March 12-16, annual leave during spring break week. Debbie Murray will be Acting Dean.
  • The next Dean’s Update will be Tuesday, March 20


Linda Kirk Fox


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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