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Date: October 24-26, 2018


Westin Hotel

1 Resort Drive

Savannah, Georgia 31421

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.

Look forward to seeing you there!



Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Richard Carvajal
Valdosta State University

On January 1st, Dr. Richard Carvajal began his tenure as the 10th president of Valdosta State University. In his first few months on the job, he has focused on solidifying institutional leadership, strengthening relationships with students and other university constituents, and creating a common vision for VSU’s future.

Before coming to Valdosta, Carvajal led Darton State College through its historic consolidation with Albany State University, after being asked by then-USG Chancellor Hank Huckaby to assume the Interim Presidency because “experienced leadership” was needed.

He also served as President of Bainbridge State College, where he led that institution through a significant facility upgrade, its first-ever successful capital campaign, and a move to state college status.

Carvajal earned his doctorate from The University of South Carolina, and completed fellowships with the U.S. House of Representatives, the Washington Center, and the World Affairs Council. He is also a graduate of both Leadership Kansas and Leadership Georgia.

Registration & Lodging

Conference Registration

• The early bird discounted rates listed on the fees page will be available for those registrations made by Friday, September 14, 2018. Regular rates will apply after this date.

Conference Lodging

Please call 1-888-627-8457 (ask for the “Board of Regents, University System group”) or make your reservations directly through the link below:

Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

Traditional Rooms ($185.00 per night + tax)
Premium Riverview Rooms ($215.00 per night + tax)

We added a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency, Savannah!

Be Sure to ask for the “Facilities Officers Conference (FOC).

Contact Us

Questions? FOC@USG.EDU

FOC Chair: Sheres Johnson
Co-Chair: Marguerite Abd El-Shahid