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Dean’s Greeting


Take the Journey

Take a moment to think about what you wanted to do with your life. Now, think about your current situation. Are your past thoughts about your present life in sync? What does it all mean for your future?

I didn’t know that someday I’d be the dean of KSU’s Continuing Education. There were many factors along the way – such as people I met and education and training I received – that set me on a path to where I am today.

Alejandra Menacho spent time in the trade show industry but wanted to advance her career. Project management was at the top of her list. Her brother and niece had ties to KSU, so she naturally explored options at the university.

That’s where we came in. Our Project Management certificate program was key in Alejandra’s goal. She successfully completed our 3-month course and earned her Project Management Professional certification six weeks later.

These three letters – PMP – behind her name have global recognition and respect. Her employer understood the importance of this credential and lent financial support. Now, Alejandra is training for the project manager position and has her eyes set on another career-boosting trio – MBA. Read more about Alejandra on our blog.

As you continue to focus on your future, think about your own network and the possibilities that exist for you. Does your employer offer educational vouchers? Have you explored CobbWorks and Georgia Department of Labor’s career resources? Are you a KSU alum who is eligible for continuing education discounts?

With 50+ professional certificate programs, take advantage of the many opportunities to make the connection to your future goals. Alejandra did it, and so can you. Turn the page, keep reading, and let’s get started.


Barbara S. Calhoun, Dean
College of Continuing and Professional Education

Dean Barbara S. Calhoun

Dean Barbara S. Calhoun