Office of the Provost Staff

Tammy Benjamin, Financial Manager II
(404) 385-4351

Tammy serves as the department administrator for the Institute's financial systems, monitoring and ensuring proper recording of Office of the Provost financial transactions. She also generates financial reports and advises management regarding financial status, oversees unit budget administration and coordination, including budget amendments, coordinates and facilitates audits of financial practices and records, provides financial support to the vice provost financial teams, and monitors the fiscal year-end closing for the units.  


robbie burr georgia techRobbie Burr, Executive Assistant to the Provost
(404) 385-2700

Robbie is part of executive administrative team for the Office of the Provost and provides direct support to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. She is the first point of contact for the leadership office and performs a wide range of high-level administrative functions. Robbie’s responsibilities include managing the schedule, travel, and incoming communication.    



brandi foley-rodgers georgia techBrandi Foley-Rodgers, SHRM-SCP, Director, Human Resources
(404) 385-3623

As a strategic HR partner, Brandi consults with unit leaders, staff, and faculty on comprehensive human resources matters that include complex employee relations, talent acquisition, total compensation, organizational development, change management, leave administration, and learning and development.




Emily Howell Emily Howell, Senior Director of Financial Administration
(404) 385-1208

Emily is the Senior Director of Financial Administration for both the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Executive Vice President of Research (EVPR). She leads a team responsible for the financial support for the Provost and EVPR, as well as academic and research units across campus. Emily's 20-year career at Georgia Tech includes service to central administration and, most recently, the College of Engineering.

karla huie georgia techKarla Huie, Administrative Professional Sr.
(404) 385-5642

As the newest addition to the Office of the Provost team, Karla assists with the Institute’s Strategic Plan Advisory Group (SPAG) bridging funding concepts to Georgia Tech’s Strategic Plan, routing of the Office of the Provost mail, event planning support, as well as multiple administrative processes support. 



susie ivySusie Ivy, Writer/Editor Sr. | Speechwriter to the Provost | Institute Communications
(404) 385-3782

As part of the Leadership Communications team, Susie provides strategic communications support for the Office of the Provost including preparation of executive speeches and presentations, development of OOP news items and announcements, management of the executive e-newsletter, blog, website, and creative support for various executive events, task forces, and working groups. 



stacy johnson georgia techStacy Johnson, PHR, SHRM-CP, CCP, Human Resources Manager
(404) 894-7515

As a member of the Office of the Provost human resources team, Stacy manages and administers day-to-day HR functions in the areas of talent acquisition, compensation, benefits, performance management, workforce planning, and other key HR functions. Stacy advises leaders, managers, and HR colleagues and employees, providing guidance and recommendations in support of the organization’s objectives. 



Brandon MansmannBrandon Mansmann, HR Coordinator
(404) 385-6301

Brandon provides professional level support of human resources functions within the Office of the Provost. This includes serving as information resource on human resources related processes and procedures as well as the initiation and processing of HR documentation.

mary thomas georgia techMary Thomas, Program Manager
(404) 385-3918

Mary provides administrative support to the Associate Provost for Operations including the coordination of the Institute and Board of Regents (BOR) process for establishing endowed faculty positions, maintains related print and electronic files, including a specialized database, prepares correspondence, and tracks activity. Mary also provides administrative support for executive level searches, and organizes the weekly meetings for the Deans and/or Vice Provosts.



Cara-Joy Wong, Project Support Specialist Senior
(404) 385-2034

Cara-Joy manages and directs special projects within the Office of the Provost including executive leadership programs, special events, and initiatives.