Turner named interim executive vice president for finance

Yvonne Turner, assistant vice president for information technology and deputy chief information officer at Augusta University, has been named interim executive vice president for finance, effective immediately.

Prior to joining the university, Turner held a number of progressively responsible positions at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget, including director of administration and her most recent role as deputy director, where she provided strategic direction for the office’s fiscal, communications, information technology and human resources divisions. Prior to that, she held various accounting positions for the state of Georgia.

“Yvonne’s experience in fiscal management, accountability and compliance at the state level will prove invaluable in ensuring our financial sustainability and increased budgetary and fiscal governance until a replacement is named,” said Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD.

In her time with the Governor’s Office, Turner helped to balance the budget, create a financial training program to bridge the gap between accounting and budget, and reduce expenses through contract negotiations and interagency agreements.

Turner served on the Financial Training and Human Resources Advisory Boards for the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Firefighter’s Pension Fund.

She received her bachelor’s degree in administrative management from Clayton State University and is certified as a Public Manager and Change Practitioner.

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