Who to Contact
Name Contact Info Area of Responsiblity
Liz Baker 9-4751, ebaker@westga.edu

Executive Director

  • Administration of University budget processes/policies
  • Budget Services Training
  • University Fringe Budget
Vacant

9-6406,                        vacant
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

  • General information and Form completion instructions
  • Budget Resources for Departments
  • Website Maintenance
  • Department Requests/Changes
Kristin Smith 9-5578, kristins@westga.edu

Assistant Director

  • Academic Affairs Lead
  • VPAA Vacancy Pool
  • Budget Development
Caroline McWhorter

9-6405, caroline@westga.edu
Hours: M, T, Th, F 7:45am-5:15pm; W 7:45am-2:45pm

  • Facilities
  • College of Art & Humanities (COAH)
  • College of Science and Math (COSM)
  • Library
  • Federal Work Study Program (committee work)
Daron Prater

9-5484, dprater@westga.edu
Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm

  • Student Affairs & Enrollment Management (SAEM, all fund 13000)
  • Richard College of Business (RCOB)
  • School of Nursing (SON)
Matt Paintin 9-5168, mpaintin@westga.edu
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
  • College of Education (COE)
  • College of Social Science (COSS)
  • eCore
  • Extended/Distance Learning
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA - Other, not Vacancy Pool)
  • Scholarships
  • Office of Research & Sponsored Projects (ORSP)
  • Honors College
  • Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment (IEA)
Scott Puckett 9-2259, spuckett@westga.edu
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
  • Business & Finance Auxiliaries:  Director's Office, Parking & Transportation, Bookstore, Telecommunications, Pub & Print, Mail Services, Coliseum, Commencement, Townsend Center, Offset Calculations
  • Health Services
  • Police
  • Business Plans
  • Mandatory Fee Forms

Cole Stratton

9-5362, sstratto@westga.edu
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
  • Business & Finance Non Auxiliaries
  • Athletics
  • Housing
  • Human Resources Liaison
  • OneUSG Lead
  • Fringe Benefits
  • Merit, Equity, & Retention (MER) Salary Budget Lead
  • FTE Reporting Backup
Michelle Hawkins 9-5361,  mhawkins@westga.edu
Hours: M-F 7:45am-4:45pm
  • Resource Analysis
  • Revenue Forecasting
  • Quarterly Amendments
  • Ledger Reconciliations
  • Budgetary Compliance Reporting
  • Fees
  • Board of Regents Ad Hoc Reporting

Leslie Whitaker

9-3086,  lwhitake@westga.edu
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

  • Food Service
  • Information Technology Services (ITS)
  • Offices of the President
  • University Advancement (UA)
  • Capital Projects
  • Square Footage Allocation
  • Self Support Budget Lead
  • Backup for Board of Regents Reporting

Who to Contact

  • Name: Liz Baker
    Contact Info: 9-4751, ebaker@westga.edu
    Area of Responsiblity:

    Executive Director

    • Administration of University budget processes/policies
    • Budget Services Training
    • University Fringe Budget

  • Name: Vacant
    Contact Info:

    9-6406,                        vacant
    Hours: M-F 8am-5pm


    Area of Responsiblity:
    • General information and Form completion instructions
    • Budget Resources for Departments
    • Website Maintenance
    • Department Requests/Changes

  • Name: Kristin Smith
    Contact Info: 9-5578, kristins@westga.edu
    Area of Responsiblity:

    Assistant Director

    • Academic Affairs Lead
    • VPAA Vacancy Pool
    • Budget Development

  • Name: Caroline McWhorter
    Contact Info:

    9-6405, caroline@westga.edu
    Hours: M, T, Th, F 7:45am-5:15pm; W 7:45am-2:45pm


    Area of Responsiblity:
    • Facilities
    • College of Art & Humanities (COAH)
    • College of Science and Math (COSM)
    • Library
    • Federal Work Study Program (committee work)

  • Name: Daron Prater
    Contact Info:

    9-5484, dprater@westga.edu
    Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm


    Area of Responsiblity:
    • Student Affairs & Enrollment Management (SAEM, all fund 13000)
    • Richard College of Business (RCOB)
    • School of Nursing (SON)

  • Name: Matt Paintin
    Contact Info: 9-5168, mpaintin@westga.edu
    Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
    Area of Responsiblity:

    • College of Education (COE)
    • College of Social Science (COSS)
    • eCore
    • Extended/Distance Learning
    • Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA - Other, not Vacancy Pool)
    • Scholarships
    • Office of Research & Sponsored Projects (ORSP)
    • Honors College
    • Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment (IEA)

  • Name: Scott Puckett
    Contact Info: 9-2259, spuckett@westga.edu
    Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
    Area of Responsiblity:

    • Business & Finance Auxiliaries:  Director's Office, Parking & Transportation, Bookstore, Telecommunications, Pub & Print, Mail Services, Coliseum, Commencement, Townsend Center, Offset Calculations
    • Health Services
    • Police
    • Business Plans
    • Mandatory Fee Forms

  • Name:

    Cole Stratton


    Contact Info: 9-5362, sstratto@westga.edu
    Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
    Area of Responsiblity:
    • Business & Finance Non Auxiliaries
    • Athletics
    • Housing
    • Human Resources Liaison
    • OneUSG Lead
    • Fringe Benefits
    • Merit, Equity, & Retention (MER) Salary Budget Lead
    • FTE Reporting Backup

  • Name: Michelle Hawkins
    Contact Info: 9-5361,  mhawkins@westga.edu
    Hours: M-F 7:45am-4:45pm
    Area of Responsiblity:

    • Resource Analysis
    • Revenue Forecasting
    • Quarterly Amendments
    • Ledger Reconciliations
    • Budgetary Compliance Reporting
    • Fees
    • Board of Regents Ad Hoc Reporting

  • Name:

    Leslie Whitaker


    Contact Info:

    9-3086,  lwhitake@westga.edu
    Hours: M-F 8am-5pm


    Area of Responsiblity:
    • Food Service
    • Information Technology Services (ITS)
    • Offices of the President
    • University Advancement (UA)
    • Capital Projects
    • Square Footage Allocation
    • Self Support Budget Lead
    • Backup for Board of Regents Reporting