Brooke Rooks has been named the new Director of Instruction Fiscal Affairs and began her role on February 22, 2021.
Rooks began her career at UGA more than 21 years ago in the Contracts & Grants Department as an accountant, where she became acquainted with processing and managing sponsored projects campus-wide. In 2003, she took a position in the Grady College, where she has served as the Administrative Financial Director for the past 17 years.
“Brooke’s breadth of experience in academic budget planning and management, study abroad and field study programs, human relations, program development, and facilities management has prepared her well for this role,” says Rahul Shrivastav, vice president for instruction. “We’re thrilled to welcome her to our office.”
Over the past two decades, Rooks served as the key fiscal director for all Grady College initiatives, including managing the budget and overseeing all human resources functions. She coordinated over 30 renovation projects in the Journalism Building, to a sum of over $8.7 million. She also played a key administrative role in developing the new M.F.A. program in Film, Television, and Digital Media and the MFA in Narrative Media Writing.
“We are excited for Brooke to join our team in Academic Fiscal Affairs,” says Toni Rogers, associate vice president for academic fiscal affairs. “I have worked with Brooke for many years in her previous role at Grady, and she will be a great asset for our office, bringing in a wealth of academic knowledge and experience.”
Rooks’ collaborative nature is often sought after, and she has sat on a number of college and campus committees over her the course of her career. Of special note, she served on the HR Transformation Advisory Group and is an Engage and Learn Implementation Team Member as well as the OneSource Change Champion for Grady.
“I am delighted to be joining the team at the Office of Vice President for Instruction. It is an honor to be selected as the next Director of Instruction – Academic Fiscal Affairs,” says Rooks. “I am excited about continuing to serve the University of Georgia in this new role.”