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About Us

What is Continuing and Professional Education?

Building communities and careers with Georgia Southern pride.

What’s our mission?

Serving you to serve your career and your community.

The Division of Continuing and Professional Education’s mission is to enhance skills, elevate careers, and enrich lives. This is accomplished by providing the highest quality professional development and customized training programs, conference planning services, and personal enrichment opportunities for individuals and organizations. The Division serves people of all ages, from youth to working adults to senior citizens. The Division also partners with a wide range of businesses, industries, and government agencies to promote economic development, ensure a highly skilled workforce, and support innovative and effective organizational leadership.

Meet our team.

Deedee Southerlin, Ed.D., Interim Director
Email Deedee
(912) 478-5966
Jamie Burke, Business Manager
Email Jamie
(912) 478-7977
Grant Triplett, Budget Analyst
Email Grant
(912) 478-8635
Aaron Long, Business Services Student Worker
Email Aaron
(912) 478-2495
Julia Sikes, Conference Services & Events Manager
Email Sikes
(912) 478-5499
Sandie Lensch, Conference Services Coordinator
Email Sandie
(912) 478-5556
Candice Gourley, Registration Specialist
Email Candice
(912) 478-5551
Helen Waters, Event Coordinator
Email Helen
(912) 478-8883
Hannah Parrott, Event Coordinator
Email Hannah
(912) 478-0643
Alivia Duffus, Administrative Assistant
Email Alivia
(912) 478-8885
Deedee Southerlin, Ed.D., Professional Development & Customized Training
Email Deedee
(912) 478-5966
Maria Rogers, Program
Email Maria
(912) 478-2560

Grace Owens-Gaughan, Program Coordinator
Email Grace
(912) 478-1766

Deborah Champion, Program Specialist
Email Deb
(912) 478-2584

Michelle Dilworth, Marketing
Email Michelle
(912) 344-3268
Nadine Loitz, Marketing
Email Nadine
(912) 478-2379
Brianna McLucas, Marketing
Student Worker
Email Brianna
(912) 478-0194

We’re where you need us to be.

Find us in both Statesboro and Savannah, Georgia.

Last updated: 4/8/2022