TIFTON — Deidra Jackson is the brand new vp for finance and operations at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural School. ABAC President David Bridges made the announcement.
“Deidra has served ABAC in a really thorough and excellent method for the previous 10 years,” Bridges mentioned. “She first served as comptroller and extra just lately as assistant vp for finance and operations. I’ve the best confidence in her potential and dedication to ABAC.”
A Tift County Excessive Faculty graduate, Jackson obtained her undergraduate diploma in accounting from Auburn College and her MBA from Valdosta State College. She joined the ABAC workers in 2010 after almost six years in Douglas as a senior auditor for the Georgia Division of Audits.
“I’m extraordinarily grateful and honored for the chance to serve ABAC on this place,” Jackson mentioned. “ABAC’s financial impression could be seen each day via our college students and our very profitable alumni.
“As vp, I’ll make sure that we’re wonderful stewards of the funds we obtain from our college students and the state of Georgia. I plan to observe a sample of exemplary customer support whereas sustaining the fiscal integrity of the school.”
Bridges mentioned Jackson will serve on the president’s cupboard. He mentioned her appointment will turn into efficient instantly, so there can be a interval of overlap earlier than Paul Willis retires as ABAC’s govt vp for finance and administration and chief of workers.
Willis introduced just lately that he plans to retire on Jan. 29 after 12 years of service to ABAC. Jackson mentioned she appreciates the mentorship supplied by Willis.
“I’m honored to have had the chance to work with Paul and be mentored by him,” Jackson mentioned. “He’s actually irreplaceable, however I’m going to strive my greatest.”
Jackson mentioned her climb up the executive ladder has been fueled by arduous work.
“I do know that something is feasible,” Jackson mentioned. “I firmly observe the Auburn creed that in case you work arduous, arduous work will repay.”