Tammy Benjamin

Assistant Director of Financial Operations

Tammy serves as the department administrator for the Institute's financial systems, monitoring and ensuring proper recording of Office of the Provost financial transactions. She also generates financial reports and advises management regarding financial status, oversees unit budget administration and coordination, including budget amendments, coordinates and facilitates audits of financial practices and records, provides financial support to the vice provost financial teams, and monitors the fiscal year-end closing for the units.

(404) 385-4351

Robbie Burr

Executive Assistant to the Provost

Robbie is part of the executive administrative team for the Office of the Provost and provides direct support to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. She is the first point of contact for the leadership office and performs a wide range of high-level administrative functions. Robbie’s responsibilities include managing the schedule, travel, and incoming communication.

(404) 385-2700

Brandi Foley-Rodgers

SHRM-SCP, Director, Human Resources

As a strategic HR partner, Brandi consults with unit leaders, staff, and faculty on comprehensive human resources matters that include complex employee relations, talent acquisition, total compensation, organizational development, change management, leave administration, and learning and development.

(404) 385-3623

Emily Howell

Senior Director of Financial Administration

Emily is the senior director of Financial Administration for both the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Executive Vice President of Research (EVPR). She leads a team responsible for the financial support for the Provost and EVPR, as well as academic and research units across campus. Emily's 20-year career at Georgia Tech includes service to central administration and, most recently, the College of Engineering.

(404) 894-8887

Karla Huie

Administrative Professional Sr.

Karla assists with the Institute’s Strategic Plan Advisory Group (SPAG) bridging funding concepts to Georgia Tech’s Strategic Plan, routing of the Office of the Provost mail, event planning support, as well as multiple administrative processes support.

(404) 385-5642

Susie Ivy

Director, Organizational, Academic, and Research Communications | Institute Communications

Susie provides strategic communications support for the Institute’s executive leadership team, including the President, Provost, and Executive Vice President for Research, including preparation of executive speeches and presentations, development of news items and announcements, management of the executive newsletters and blogs, as well as strategic communications support for various executive events, task forces, and working groups.

Mary Thomas

Program Manager Senior

Mary provides administrative support for the Office of the Provost including the coordination of the Institute and Board of Regents (BOR) process for establishing endowed faculty positions, maintains related print and electronic files, including a specialized database, prepares correspondence, and tracks activity. Mary also provides administrative support for executive level searches, and organizes the weekly meetings for the Deans and/or Vice Provosts.

(404) 385-3918

Cara-Joy Wong

Project Support Specialist Senior

Cara-Joy manages and directs special projects within the Office of the Provost including executive leadership programs, special events, and initiatives.

(404) 385-2034