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Hillcrest graduate promoted into finance role at Augusta University

BY KAYLA ROBINS kayla@theitem.com
Posted 5/8/19

A Hillcrest Hill School graduate is making moves upward in her career.

Yvonne Turner was named interim executive vice president for finance at Augusta University after having served as assistant vice president for information technology and …

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Hillcrest graduate promoted into finance role at Augusta University

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A Hillcrest Hill School graduate is making moves upward in her career.

Yvonne Turner was named interim executive vice president for finance at Augusta University after having served as assistant vice president for information technology and deputy chief information officer at the Georgia college.

The 1986 graduate held a number of progressively responsible positions at the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget before joining the university, including director of administration and her most recent role, in which she provided strategic direction for the office's fiscal, communications, information technology and human resources divisions. Prior to that, she held various accounting positions for the state of Georgia, according to a news release.

"Yvonne's experience in fiscal management, accountability and compliance at the state level will prove invaluable in ensuring our financial sustainability and increased budgetary and fiscal governance until a replacement is named," Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel said.

Turner went to Central Carolina Technical College in Sumter and also worked for the City of Sumter, her mother, Dorothy Maple, said.

In her time with the Governor's Office, Turner helped to balance the budget, create a financial training program to bridge the gap between accounting and budget and reduce expenses through contract negotiations and interagency agreements.

Turner served on the Financial Training and Human Resources Advisory Boards for the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund.

She received her bachelor's degree in administrative management from Clayton State University. She is certified as a public manager and change practitioner.