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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 mission of the Division of Continuing and Professional Education is to support Georgia Southern University’s commitment to advancing the State of Georgia and helping the region accomplish more. We do this by offering a wide variety of outreach programs and services. We also honor the University’s commitment to promoting life success by extending the learning environment beyond the classroom.

Guided by this, we serve as the educational link between Georgia Southern and our community by delivering lifelong learning opportunities. We also provide Statesboro, Savannah and surrounding communities with two technologically advanced meeting, classroom, event and conference facilities.

Meet our team.

Dr. Diane Badakhsh, Director
Email Diane
(912) 478-5966
Jamie Burke, Administrative
Email Jamie
(912) 478-5555
Helen Waters, Events Coordinator
Email Helen
(912) 478-8883
Candice Gourely, Registration Specialist
Email Candice
(912) 478-5551
Deborah Champion, Program Specialist
Email Deborah
(912) 478-2584
Sandie Lensch, Conference Services Coordinator
Email Sandie
(912) 478-5556
Daniel Jose, Program Coordinator
Email Daniel
(912) 478-1766
Orion Njie, Community Programs Student Worker
Email Orion
(912) 478-5421
Emily Stroud, Community Programs Student Worker
Email Emily
(912) 478-0960
Dr. Deedee Southerlin, Professional Development & Customized Training
Email Deedee
(912) 478-6005
Maria Rogers, Program
Email Maria
(912) 478-8885
Michelle Dilworth, Marketing
Email Michelle
(912) 344-3268
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