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Date: October 9-11, 2019

Location: Jekyll Island Convention Center, Jekyll Island, GA

The University System of Georgia’s annual Facilities Officers Conference serves as a professional development opportunity for USG real estate and facilities officers. Focused on all aspects of facility management, the conference’s educational sessions and activities encourage discussion between institutions and industry partners on best practices and trends in higher education. We hope you will join us for three eventful days of learning and collaboration.

Looking forward to seeing you at the conference!

FOC Chair: Marguerite Abd El-Shahid
Co-Chair: Maggie Dolan



Featured Speaker: Dr. Paul Jones, President of Fort Valley State University

Paul A. Jones, Ph.D. was appointed to serve as the 10th president of Fort Valley State University in December 2015. His higher education career spans more than three decades in Colorado, Maryland, Utah and Georgia.

Before joining FVSU, Dr. Jones served two years as interim president at Darton State College in Albany, Georgia. Prior to his interim presidential appointment, he served in numerous senior leadership roles at Georgia College & State University, including senior vice president for finance and administration, vice president and chief of staff, vice president for institutional research and enrollment management, and several interim roles including interim vice president of academic affairs and president. President Jones was also a Professor of Educational Administration at Georgia College.

Dr. Jones is also a member of several boards to include: The Medical Center of Peach County Board of Directors, Navicent Health Board of Directors, ACE Council of Fellows Board of Directors, Fort Valley State University Foundation, Middle Georgia Goodwill Industries Education Committee, Museum of Aviation Foundation Board of Governors, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities 1890 President’s Council, and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Executive Board.

Dr. Jones and his wife Sylvia were named 2012 Alumni of the Year at Utah State University. A native of Los Angeles, California, Jones earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree at Utah State University, and he also holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University.

Dr. & Mrs. Jones have two adult children, Isaiah and Daphne.


Registration & Lodging

Conference Registration:

Early bird discounted rate will end July, 1st.
For a summary of the conference, rates, fees, and cancellation policy.»
Registration »


Hotel(s) offering your special rate:
The Westin Jekyll Island ($190 per night + $15 resort fee + applicable taxes)

Special Hotel Rate begins: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Special Hotel Rate ends: Monday, October 14, 2019
Last Reservation Day: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Reservations »

Contact Us

Billing Questions: Beverly Arnold
Phone: 706-583-2130
General Inquiries: FOC@USG.EDU