Robert Holden serves as the Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services at the University of Georgia. In that role, he leads the Auxiliary Services Division to include UGA Dining Services, Bulldog Bucks, Campus Transit, The UGA Bookstore, The UGA Golf Course, UGA Parking Services, Business Analytics and UGA Vending Services. These departments offer an array of high-qualitygoods and services in a financially self-supporting manner.
Holden earned a bachelor’s degree in justice from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a master of public administration from the University of Alaska Southeast. A Certified Auxiliary Services Professional (CASP), Holden has 35 years of experience in education. He has served in leadership roles overseeing Auxiliary Services at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of California San Diego and a is currently overseeing Auxiliary Services at the University of Georgia. Prior to his work in higher education, Holden owned and operated his own retail business and managed the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Food and Nutrition Department.
Outside of his work in education, Robert has worked with non-profit organizations, consulting with boards and working with the local community. He has a passion for food and has worked with Campuses, Foodbanks, Soup kitchens and other organizations to help further their mission and vision.
As an active Auxiliary Services professional, Holden has held various leadership positions in National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) and the National Association of College and University Food Service (NACUFS) including his current role as Past National President of the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS).