After graduating from West Georgia in 1990 with a BBA in Accounting, Patricia worked briefly for a hardscape construction company in Atlanta before beginning her career at the University of West Georgia in 1992. Having just completed her 19th year at UWG, she has served in many capacities within the Business & Finance Division, including asset management, internal auditing, purchasing, and controller. Tricia currently is the Training Coordinator in a newly formed department, Center for Business Excellence and has developed many training programs related to policies, procedures, and software applications. She finds this position rewarding as she is able to utilize her accounting skills and knowledge of the institution in a teaching environment. Further, Patricia enjoys teaching faculty and staff methods of utilizing and understanding the university’s financial procedures and systems, which in turn, are beneficial to them in their job performance. Because of her outstanding job performance, Patricia was given the Business and Finance Divisional Award of Excellence in 2000 and 2009.
Patricia is actively involved in her church, Roopville Road Baptist Church, and enjoys being a member of the Celebration Choir. She serves as treasurer of the Central-Carroll Marching Bank Booster Club. In addition, Patricia is very supportive of her alma mater and has devoted much time to UWG as a member of the National Alumni Association’s Board of Directors as the faculty/staff representative. She served as President of the NAA from January ’09 – November ’10. Her interests include shopping and traveling, but her most favorite times are spent making memories with her family. Patricia and her husband, Kenny, have a daughter, Bethany, who is a freshman at Central High School.