Center for South Georgia Regional Impact

Valdosta State University’s Center for South Georgia Regional Impact connects South Georgia’s biggest questions with answers from world-class faculty researchers and more than 11,000 students ready to serve their community. Through strategic partnerships with area leaders, Valdosta State University will increase community and regional impact through leading development in and serving as a resource for

  • Industry
  • Economic Development
  • Health Care
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Athletics

and other changing economic regional needs that support the growth of South Georgia and the communities our students will serve.

What We Offer

Valdosta State University faculty and students hold expertise in a wide range of disciplines and are ready to share their knowledge. As issues are identified with our region, the Center will connect communities with appropriate VSU resources in areas such as:

  • College of the Arts

    • Peach State Summer Theater – Georgia’s Official Musical Theatre
    • Valdosta Symphony Orchestra
    • Interior Design
    • Print and Web Design
    • Public Relations and Social Media
    • Video production
  • Langdale College of Business Administration

    • Small Business Development Center
    • Healthcare Administration
    • Management
    • Marketing and SWOT Analysis
    • Economics and Finance
    • Accounting
  • Dewar College of Education & Human Services

    • Teacher education and Leadership development
    • American Sign Language, Deaf Education
    • Social Work
    • Workforce Education and Development
    • Speech and Hearing Clinic
    • Sullivan Literacy Center
  • College of Humanities & Social Sciences

    • Public Administration
    • Criminal Justice
    • Center for Applied Social Sciences
    • African American Studies
    • Environmental Studies
    • Spanish and French
  • College of Nursing & Health Sciences

    • Nursing
    • Health Sciences
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Center for Exercise Medicine and Rehabilitation, open to the public
    • Mobile Health Unit
    • Clinical placements in more than 200 health care organizations
  • College of Science & Mathematics

    • Mosquito and environmental research
    • Computer science
    • Geology and GIS Studies
    • Center for Applied Research
    • VSU Planetarium

How to Partner with Valdosta State

  • Request a Visit

    Our executive director, Darrell Moore, is available to meet with your civic group, governing body, school board, development authority, or other groups to discuss partnerships between your community and Valdosta State.

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  • Share an Issue Facing Your Community

    We will connect the issues your community is facing with the expertise of our faculty and the engagement of our brightest students to work toward a shared solution through research, service, and an employable workforce of thousands of Valdosta State students.

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  • Provide an Internship Experience

    Many VSU students are required to complete an internship before graduation, which provides a more employable workforce to the region. Through our Blazer Briefcase system, we can connect your organization with thousands of qualified students seeking service learning opportunities.

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  • Advise our Academic Programs

    By spring 2019, each college at Valdosta State will have an industry/community advisory board comprised of industry/discipline leaders who reflect the diversity of the region and provide input into course and program development to ensure that VSU students are prepared to enter the workforce, graduate school, or professional school.

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Meet the Executive Director

Darrell MooreDarrell Moore, a 1991 Valdosta State graduate, has dedicated his entire career to South Georgia Economic Development. Moore has been directly involved in multiple projects that have resulted in the location of retail, manufacturing, food processing, and a four-year medical school to the area. He is passionate about South Georgia, and he understands that the success of our businesses, schools, healthcare, and our communities is firmly rooted in partnerships. Moore looks forward to working alongside you to enrich the lives of our citizens and students through this endeavor.

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