Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Melanie Wood is currently the Business Manager III for Archway Partnership at the University of Georgia. She has worked at UGA going on 11 years now. She started out as an Accounting Technician and has worked her way up to Business Manager over the years. During this time she completed an Associate’s degree in Accounting from Athens Tech and a Bachelor’s in Organization Leadership from Valdosta State University. In her spare time, she spends time with family, plays softball, watches crime television and reads historical novels.

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Career Goals:

Mel’s goal is to one day be a director of a public outreach unit.


Work Experience:

Business Manager III, UGA Archway Partnership Athens, GA – April 2019 to Present
Business Manager II, UGA Foods and Nutrition Athens, GA – August 2017 to April 2019
Business Manager I, UGA Health Policy and Management Athens, GA – November 2015 to August 2017
Administrative Manager, UGA Entomology Athens, GA – October 2012 to November 2015

Of Note

Received awards are the Worker Bee Award and Top Sales Recipient. Additionally, she was one of 100 employees quoted in the Georgia Trend in 2007 when Synovus was featured as one of Fortune’s top 100 best places to work.