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Leadership and Divisions

Jean E. Bartels, Ph.D., RN
Interim President of Georgia Southern University

Office of the President


Diana Cone, Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Robert L. Whitaker, M.B.A.
Vice President for Business and Finance

Office of the Vice President for Business and Finance


Division of External Affairs

Office of the Vice President for External Affairs


Steven C. Burrell, Ed.D.
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO


Charles E. Patterson, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Economic Development and Dean of the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies

Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development


Teresa Thompson, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management


Salinda Arthur
Vice President for University Advancement and President of Georgia Southern University Foundation

Office of the Vice President for University Advancement