Georgia Southern University

Division of Continuing Education Welcomes New Team Member


Melissa Richardson

Georgia Southern University’s Division of Continuing Education is pleased to welcome Melissa Richardson as its newest staff member, effective April 1, 2015.

Richardson will serve as the College of Engineering and Information Technology, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Education and Contract Training Program Specialist. In this role, Richardson will focus on the development of new programs, coordinate, market, budget and evaluate current non-credit programs and continue to initiate contacts and build relationships with faculty, administrators and external organizations to foster new ideas and ensure a superior customer experience for all of the division’s partners.

“I am very excited to be here as a part of Continuing Education at Georgia Southern University,” she said. “Great ideas are being shared and I look forward to the upcoming programs that will impact many people.”

Richardson’s skills, experience and drive make her a key addition to the Division of Continuing Education’s team. She brings over 16 years of program and management experience to the Division. In her last position, she served as a Project Coordinator in Early Clinical Development at Covance Clinical Development Services in Wisconsin. While there, she worked directly with project managers to assist with the overall management of multi-site studies. Along with her work experience, she holds Bachelor of Arts from Kent State University.

Current Programs and Conferences

  • Southeast Conference on Positive Behavior Interventions and Support
  • Curriculum Studies Summer Collaborative
  • Global Education Summit
  • National Youth-At-Risk Conference, Las Vegas
  • National Youth-At-Risk Conference, Savannah

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125-degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education.


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