Executive Director of the University Health Center Search

University Health Center building exterior

We are pleased to welcome finalists for the position of Executive Director of the University Health Center.

Open forums will be held with each of the three finalists (see below). All open forums will take place from 11am-Noon in Conference Room A at the University Health Center, 55 Carlton Street.

Phillip L. Grady, DHA, FACHE
Former Administrator, Support Services, Jackson Campus
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Monday, September 18
Candidate materials

Caesar C. Ross III, MPA
Director, Student Health Services, Coastal Carolina University
Tuesday, September 19
Candidate materials

Polly K. Parks, MHA, MBA, FACHE
Director, University Health Services, Clayton State University
Wednesday, September 20
Candidate materials

Feedback Form
We encourage you to share your feedback about the candidates. All candidate feedback forms should be delivered via email, campus mail, or in person to Matt Waller (mewaller@uga.edu | 306 Memorial Hall) or Julia Nelms (jnelms@uhs.uga.edu | 55 Carlton Street) no later than 5pm on Thursday, September 21.

The Executive Director of the University Health Center is responsible for the strategic leadership, vision, and direction of all aspects of the operation of the University Health Center. Included is the provision of medical, mental health and counseling services, health promotion and educational outreach programs, and clinical support services.

Other responsibilities include the direction of administrative support services, fiscal and facility management, and collaboration with campus and community stakeholders on health and wellness matters, including public health and emergency management/planning.

One of only 17 Joint Commission accredited college health centers, the University Health Center is the on-campus medical hub of the University of Georgia, providing care for UGA’s more than 36,000 students, along with UGA faculty and staff in selected service areas. In FY2016, the Health Center hosted 164,267 clinic and department encounters, involving 22,436 unique patients and clients. From visit satisfaction data, 97% of Health Center patients would recommend the Health Center to a friend. The Health Center currently employs a staff of nearly 300, operates with an annual budget of approximately $25 million, and occupies a state-of-the-art medical facility of more than 110,000 square feet on East Campus in Athens.


Search Process

Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Tuesday, August 1, 2017.



All applicants must apply online at FacultyJobs@UGA. Please see the job posting at: facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2329

The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; a current resume/CV; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).