2013 Administrative/Professional Support Award of Excellence
Department: Crop and Soil Sciences
Georgi Austin is the business manager in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. She is responsible for the fiscal oversight of the department, which is comprised of 48 faculty members.
Austin has been with the department for seven years. She oversees pre- and post-grant awards, payroll, purchasing and accounting compliance for the department. She also serves as the backup to the office manager.
Austin first began working in the department as an administrative specialist. She was promoted to senior accountant and later reclassified as business manager II. She previously worked in UGA's Feed and Environmental Water Laboratory as an accounting assistant.
Before working for the university, she worked at Zaxby's Franchising as an accounting clerk and Athens Technical College as a financial aid assistant.