May ’23 DAR Star: Brian Strickland

Brian Strickland, DAR Star
by Emily Ann Munnell

We work with absolutely incredible people—and we all have varied interests and experiences, which adds to the unique makeup of the University of Georgia. We’ll be regularly spotlighting a few rock stars from around the division so that even if you don’t cross paths with them in the break room or Zoom with them on a weekly basis, you can get to know colleagues who can enhance your work life and productivity.

Without further ado, please enjoy our Q&A with Brian Strickland …

Name: Brian Strickland

Title: Associate Director of Human Resources Data and Analytics, Finance and Human Resources

  • I support Human Resources and Talent Management in a variety of ways. I have a background in compensation and provide salary analysis for job offers, promotions, and market adjustments. I also work on various projects as needed, including career laddering/career pathing and performance evaluations.
  • What might people not know about your job?  The only thing I wish people knew about my job is that there are additional levels of approval from the University HR team needed for changes to organizational or pay structure. This can be challenging to navigate when trying to implement initiatives for our organization in a timely manner, but necessary to ensure consistency across the University.
Brian Strickland with Hairy Dawg

Where can we find you?

  • Online: ude.agu@36347sb
  • On Campus: One Press Place
  • At Home: Jefferson, GA

Time in DAR: I’ve worked at DAR for 3 years. I worked in University Human Resources for about a year and a half before coming here.

Where did you grow up: Gainesville, GA

Tell us about your family … I have been married to my wife Traci (also works for UGA) for 19 years. I have two sons, Ben (18) and Brody (15). Both boys play baseball and Ben recently signed with Augusta University and will play there next year.

Where do you like to grab lunch in Athens?  Porterhouse Grill

Outside of work, I’m passionate about … sports (Dawgs, Braves, Falcons)

Lately, I’ve been watching … The Sopranos

My dream vacation (cost and time aside) would be to visit … Alaska

We hope you learned something new about Brian—we are lucky to have him on our DAR team! Feel free to reach out to him if you have questions about human resources, or if you want to talk sports.