Lynette Hepburn-Richardson Portrait

Lynette Hepburn-Richardson

Career Counselor


Lynette Hepburn-Richardson is the Career Evaluation Counselor liaison for the College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, College of Social Work and Speech Language Pathology. 

Her favorite part of her career is watching students have their “aha!” moment and upon graduation share their success stories.  She contends that continuous student engagement in their career planning is vital to student success.

She holds a (GCDF) Global Career Development Facilitator Certification from (NCDA) the National Career Development Association, a Master in Public Administration, a Master in Higher Education Leadership, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Valdosta State University and an Associates of Arts in Business Administration from Success Training College, Freeport, The Bahamas.

Lynette has over 33 years’ international business and entrepreneurship experience.  She has worked 9 years in higher education at Valdosta State University in the Office of Career Opportunities, the Office of Institutional Research, the Center for Programs Analytics and Evaluation, the Department of Political Science, and South Georgia State University -Valdosta State Entry Program.

Lynette is committed to the field of career development where she functions on several committees at VSU to include VState Recruitment, Extended Orientation and in the past the Student Affairs Assessment Committee. She also the advisor for the campus organization Bodsivity. In addition, she serves on NCDA’s Higher Education Constituency Group and the Research Committee.  This year her sub-committee was instrumental in awarding a $10,000 grant to fund pragmatic research that highlights and demonstrates the overall effectiveness of career development interventions, counseling, and programming.

She recently represented VSU at the 2019 NCDA Conference in Houston, Texas and collaborated with the John Hopkins University and University of Missouri – St. Louis to present on “Exposing Visible and Invisible Career Barriers for International Students in Higher Education.”

She serves our community in leadership and mentorship roles through Titletown Toastmasters and in the past as Campaign Coordinator for grassroots mobilization.

MPA, M.ED

Valdosta State University