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Southerlin named GSU’s director of continuing education
Deedee Southerlin
Deedee Southerlin

Deedee Southerlin, Ed.D., has been named director of Georgia Southern University’s Division of Continuing and Professional Education (CPE).

Southerlin, who has a diverse background in educational leadership and program development, joined Georgia Southern in 2017 as a senior program development specialist. She later served as a professional development and customized training manager before becoming interim director of CPE.

Under her leadership, CPE will continue to offer a diverse range of training programs designed to equip professionals with the skills they need to succeed in their respective fields. Her holistic approach focuses not only on individual career advancement but also on the broader goal of regional economic development. She believes that by investing in professional education, Georgia Southern can play a pivotal role in driving economic growth and innovation in the region.

“In our mission to support regional growth, we are committed to providing comprehensive professional development resources and strategic guidance to empower individuals, businesses and organizations, fostering a culture of continuous learning and success,” said Southerlin.

Southerlin is a three-time graduate of Valdosta State University.

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