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USG Facilities Officers Conference

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



Keynote Address By: Dr. Michelle Johnston, President of the College of Coastal Georgia

On July 23, 2018, Dr. Michelle Johnston became the sixth president of the College of Coastal Georgia. Dr. Johnston previously served as the president of the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College. Her career in higher education has included 10 years of service as a faculty member and more than 20 years in administration, with positions at University of Montevallo, University of Louisiana-Monroe, Mississippi State University, and Wood College.

Dr. Johnston holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama, a master’s degree from Louisiana State University, a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Mississippi State University, and a Post Doc in Marketing and Management from the University of Florida.

She was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Defense to the Marine Corps University Board, where she serves as the Chair. She also serves on the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia Board. She has been a leader at state and national levels with regard to campus sexual assault response and prevention. She is active as a presenter and spokesperson in local, state, regional, national, and international settings.

Registration & Lodging

Conference Registration:

Early bird discounted rate will end September,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) Reservations »

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

For additional reservations, please call the hotel directly to request the Facilities Officers Conference (FOC) rate.

Hampton Inn & Suites at Jekyll Island ($164 per night + applicable fees and taxes)
Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island (rate ranges $169-$249 per night depending on type of room + applicable fees and taxes)

Contact Us

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

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