Budget Execution Support

The Budget Execution Support Team (BEST) provides support and guidance to the office staff in each department and CAES administrators for budget inquiries so faculty members are able to focus on research, teaching, and assistance.

Central Email: caesbest@uga.edu  |  Fax: 706-542-2378


Staff Directory

Lindsey Barner, CAES Budget Supervisor
Phone: 706-542-9007
Email: ldsmith@uga.edu
Specialties: Maintains budgets for Associate Deans and the Dean of CAES, coordinates and prepares the personal services fiscal year budgets, and maintains faculty and staff listservs.

Joshua Haynes, CAES Business Analyst
Phone: 706-542-3276
Email: joshua.haynes@uga.edu
Specialties: Provide comprehensive reporting in all major functions of CAES to facilitate informed decisions. Create customized reports to fulfill the needs of higher administration. Aid in the development of fiscal year budgets. Create and maintain human resources reports, including retired employees.

Lucy Crowe, SR Accountant
Phone: 706-542-8998
Email: lucys715@uga.edu
Specialties: Provides budgetary assistance to 5 departments, 2 centers, 3 support units, and 2 Cooperative Extension Districts. Processes all carry forward for departmental sales for CAES. 

Karen Kelley, SR Accountant
Phone: 706-542-0822
Email: kimcalli@uga.edu
Specialties: Provides budgetary assistance to 5 departments, 4 centers, 6 support units, and 2 Cooperative Extension Districts. Processes TRS payments for Cooperative Extension and handles all Retire/Rehire paperwork for CAES. 


Helpful Tools and Links

Budget Cube:  All Budget Transfers  

To use this cube, you must be logged on to VPN Restricted 2.  From the dropdown filter fields at the top, select your department from the field UGADEPTBUDGRPT Dept ID Descr.