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UWG recognized for its "Best Practices"

April 28, 2006

CARROLLTON, GA - The University of West Georgia received recognition as one of seven top institutions in the southeast for its “Best Practices” in the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO) competition. UWG presented three “Best Practices” at the event, which is more than any other university or college in the southeast.

Colleges and universities across the southeastern United States are encouraged to submit initiatives making a significant difference to the operation of their institution. The submissions are reviewed and the top seven institutions are asked to present their best practices at the organization’s annual event.

The best practices were presented at the SACUBO event by William Gauthier, vice president of business and finance, Mike Renfrow, assistant vice president of facilities and planning, Dan Lewis, coordinator of business and financial development and Theresa Jablecki-Kriel, director of risk management and environmental health and safety. Lewis said the collaborative work of many departments made the difference.

“Once again, this kind of an effort can not be achieved without the direction and support of leadership,” said Lewis. “The many efforts provided by the various departments that comprise the Business and Finance Division of the university made this recognition possible.”

The UWG presentations in the runner up category were “Georgia Oglethorpe: Defining Who We are—Improving on What We Do” and “Business Process Review (BPR) Part II: Continuous Improvement.” The UWG presentation, “Redesigning Chemical Waste Management” received an honorable mention.

Lewis said representatives from Auxiliary Services, Business Information Technology Services (BITS), Budget Services, Campus Planning and Facilities, Controller, Purchasing, Human Resources and Public Safety all contributed to the presentations and continue to meet on a monthly basis to prioritize and to see where improvements in their departments can be made.

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