Office of the Provost Staff

Lula Chong Baker
Lula Baker, HR Manager

As an HR partner, Lula manages the daily operations of human resources for the Office of the Provost. She consults with unit leaders, staff, and faculty on human resources matters that include employee relations, talent acquisition, compensation and leave administration.



Tammy Benjamin, Financial Manager II
(404) 385-4351

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.  


robbie burr georgia techRobbie Burr, Executive Assistant to the Provost
(404) 385-2700

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.    



brandi foley-rodgers georgia techBrandi Foley-Rodgers, SHRM-SCP, Director, Human Resources
(404) 385-3623

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.




Emily Howell Emily Howell, Senior Director of Financial Administration
(404) 894-8887

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.

karla huie georgia techKarla Huie, Administrative Professional Sr.
(404) 385-5642

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. 



susie ivySusie Ivy, Assistant Director, Leadership Communications | Institute Communications
(404) 385-3782

As part of Institute Leadership Communications, Susie provides strategic communications support for the Office of the Provost including preparation of executive speeches and presentations, development of news items and announcements, management of the executive e-newsletter, blog, and website, and strategic communications support for various executive events, task forces, and working groups. 



Brandon MansmannBrandon Mansmann, HR Coordinator
(404) 385-6301

Brandon provides professional level support of human resources functions within the Office of the Provost. This includes serving as information resource on human resources related processes and procedures as well as the initiation and processing of HR documentation.

mary thomas georgia techMary Thomas, Program Manager Senior
(404) 385-3918

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.



michael toney georgia techMichael Toney, Director of Academic Administration
(404) 894-3237

Michael directs key programs and projects on behalf of the Office of the Provost, including dean and vice provost-level searches and reviews, named faculty position data and processes, and development and management of Office of the Provost processes and policies.


Cara-Joy Wong, Project Support Specialist Senior
(404) 385-2034

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