Frank (Mac) McConnell

EdD, 2017


Mac McConnell currently serves as the senior vice president for business & finance at the University of North Georgia.  During McConnell’s leadership, over $200 million in new and renovated capital construction projects have been completed.  He has been employed by the University of North Georgia since 1987, serving as director of procurement for 10 years, comptroller for two years, as vice president for business & finance since 1999, and in 2012 was named senior vice president for business and finance. Prior to his tenure at North Georgia, he worked as assistant comptroller for Georgia Marble Company in Tate, GA, and assistant comptroller for The Times newspaper in Gainesville. 

A Dahlonega native, McConnell has deep family ties to the North Georgia region.  He continues to live in Dahlonega with his family. His community involvement includes being past president of Dahlonega Rotary Club, the Dahlonega Jaycees, the Lumpkin County Touchdown Club and the North Georgia Athletic Association.  McConnell currently serves on the University of North Georgia Foundation and the Real Estate Foundation.

McConnell enjoys playing music, working with young people and travel. He enrolled in the Ed.D. program because of his passion for higher education and his desire to contribute and enhance international cooperation among universities.