Blount Named Special Projects Coordinator
Scott Blount has been named Special Projects Coordinator at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, according to an announcement by ABAC President David Bridges.
“Scott has over 10 years of experience in higher education and spent much of that time working with the Georgia General Assembly,” Bridges said. “He also brings a solid background of financial and policy analysis to this position. I am confident that Scott’s experience in, understanding of and connections with Georgia higher education will be a great benefit to ABAC.”
A Waycross native, Blount received his BSA in Economics from the University of Georgia in June 1998. He began his 11-year career at the Georgia General Assembly in August 2001 and worked up to the position of Senior Financial and Policy Analyst and Higher Education Liaison. As the Higher Education expert for the Georgia House of Representatives, Blount traveled the state to work with University System of Georgia and Technical College System of Georgia institutions. He worked with USG and TCSG presidents, budget directors and other fiscal personnel to review spending priorities and to analyze budgets to identify potential areas of increase effectiveness. Prior to his position with the General Assembly, he worked as a market analyst for AGCO Cooperation in Duluth, Ga.
“I’m very excited to join the ABAC family and I look forward to contributing to the success that this college has enjoyed under Dr. Bridges,” Blount said. “I feel confident that my experience in budget planning, policy development, and relationship-building within the higher education community in Georgia, and specifically within the University System, will make me an asset to this institution.”
Blount began work at ABAC in March. He will be working with leadership across the campus to conceptualize and implement key initiatives coming out of the 2013 Strategic Plan. Blount’s first project will be to develop a system to track and quantitatively define performance under the new USG Performance-based funding formula.