Director of Business Operations
College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Sciences
Tonya Kilpatrick has significant expertise in directing more than $100 million in extramural programs and providing leadership to ensure operational excellence and the effective management of extramural funds, developing strategic plans, research agendas, and financial projections and budget forecasts, identifying opportunities for continuous improvement and/or process reengineering, and executing strategies to improve overall operations, increase productivity, and improve cost effectiveness.
Plan and direct multi-million dollar financial/accounting activities/matters within the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences to ensure the integrity and proper allocation of fiscal, human and physical resources of the College.
Develop and implements strategic plans, goals, policies, priorities and procedures to improve business operations, financial management, budgets and accounting, inventory control, printing services, rental of facilities, and personnel recruitment.
Lead special projects on behalf of the Dean and build consensus, streamline processes, and identify opportunities to solve problems and provide cost-effective solutions.
Plan and develop short and long term budgets to provide projections, forecasts, financial impact analysis.
Ensure the integrity of financial data and accuracy of fiscal reports produced by the College, and ensure compliance with federal regulations and guidelines relative to fiscal affairs.
B.S. Business Administration (Organizational Management), Magna Cum Laude: Florida A&M University
Certified Lean Six Sigma Black – Georgia State University
Project Management Leadership – Georgia Institute of Technology
Director for Research and Sponsored Programs, Clark Atlanta University, 2011-2013
Special Assistant to Vice Chancellor, Georgia Board of Regents, 2002-2011
Business Administrator, Florida State University, 1998-2002
Date Joined Staff: 2014