Teresa MacCartney

Acting Chancellor
University System of Georgia

Teresa MacCartney became acting chancellor of the University System of Georgia on July 1, 2021. She oversees 26 public colleges and universities with a $9.8 billion annual budget, 48,000 faculty and staff and more than 341,000 students.

Prior to serving as acting chancellor, MacCartney was USG’s executive vice chancellor for administration. In that role, she oversaw the university system’s day-to-day management of departments that included cybersecurity, leadership and institutional development, economic development, legal affairs, organizational effectiveness, human resources, real estate and facilities, internal audits and safety and security.

Before joining USG, MacCartney served as Georgia’s chief financial officer as well as director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget. She has held several other leadership roles throughout state government, including with the Georgia Student Finance Commission and the Georgia Department of Education. 

MacCartney serves on several boards, including as vice president of Leadership Georgia, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Lottery Corporation. She earned both a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a Master of Public Administration degree from Georgia Southern University.

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 Teresa  MacCartney, Acting Chancellor