Transportation & Parking Services continuously strives to improve the parking experience at the university for faculty, staff, students and visitors. To accomplish this goal and address limited parking availability on campus, Transportation & Parking Services (TPS) is focused on maximizing the utilization of current assets, identifying and supporting additional resources and ensuring that spaces reserved for those with a permit are protected from violators. Currently, several strategies are underway to support these parking efforts.
FMD technician creates savings while keeping campus comfortable
If Mike Seagraves is doing his job well, no one even knows he’s there.
Seagraves serves as a commissioning technician in FMD’s utility and energy management department. He works behind the scenes making sure HVAC units across UGA’s campus are functioning properly and efficiently.
In fact, since joining the department, Seagraves has helped identify and correct more than $1 million in energy saving measures.
“We get to do things on a grander scale,” he said. “If we can catch things here, they won’t have problems there. If we can head off problems, then we can help more than just ourselves.”
New Senior AVP of Human Resources is a partner to UGA community
Juanita Hicks, UGA's new Chief Human Resources Officer, values advocacy, transparency and collaboration as essential principles for fostering a successful organization...Read More
Crime analyst helps enhance campus safety
Megan Thompson’s top priority is your safety. As a senior crime analyst for the UGAPD, she works with officers to increase security and reduce crime on campus... Read More
Jeffrey L. Clark named Chief of Police
Jeffrey L. Clark has been named UGA's Chief of Police, effective August 1. This appointment follows the conclusion of a national search after Chief Dan Silk was promoted to UGA’s Associate Vice President for Public Safety (AVPPS) earlier this year... Read More
Baileigh Barnes is here to help others. “I’m directly helping employees, and I love that,” she said. “We’re here to serve people so that we can further advance UGA’s mission. We’re helping behind the scenes to make that happen.” In her position as assistant director for transaction services for University Human Resources, she gets to do just that. Barnes received her degree in accounting and finance from North Georgia College and State University, now the University of North Georgia, and then began her career in public accounting. Eventually, she decided it was time to make a move from a private firm and accepted a position in benefits accounting with University Human Resources.
This spring, the Facilities Management Division (FMD) collaborated with students from the College of Engineering to introduce innovative sustainability measures on UGA’s Athens campus. Electrical engineering majors Terrence Bee and Elaina Davis and mechanical engineering major Josiah McDonald designed a mobile charging station as part of their capstone project. The station was developed in partnership with the FMD Grounds Department and Office of Sustainability to offer a charging solution for electric equipment used in landscape maintenance.
In December, the University of Georgia Finance and Administration (F&A) unit hosted its second annual Community Holiday Outreach Initiative to support 10 families and two seniors in the Athens area. The event raised $11,075 in monetary and gift donations, eclipsing last year’s total donation amount by almost $4,000. Organized by the F&A Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Committee, this event brings together the eleven F&A divisions and offices to provide holiday gifts and essential items—including groceries, toiletries and furniture—for Athens residents facing various family, health, financial and other difficulties.
The University of Georgia will build a new 565-bed residence hall for first-year students to address student housing capacity needs associated with recent enrollment increases and to support future growth. The new residence hall, which was approved Tuesday by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, will be located on South Lumpkin Street near the intersection of West Wray Street. The proposal approved by the board also includes plans to construct a new dining, learning and wellness center at the intersection of University Court and East Cloverhurst Avenue.