New Agreement Expands CSU’s Doctoral Program to Middle Georgia Teachers

[caption id="attachment_4913" align="alignright" width="300"]Hackett_Agreement Martha Venn, provost for Middle Georgia State (left) and Tom Hackett, CSU's interim president, pose for a picture after signing an agreement to offer Columbus State's Ed.D. program at Middle Georgia State's Warner Robins site.[/caption]

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus State University’s first doctoral program is expanding to Warner Robins, Georgia this fall to benefit teachers and students interested in expanding their careers in education.

CSU’s Education Doctorate (Ed.D.) program in Curriculum and Leadership will be offered at Middle Georgia State’s Warner Robins site per a Memorandum of Agreement recently signed by CSU Interim President Tom Hackett and Middle Georgia Provost Martha Venn.

“This is an exciting partnership for our region to be able to support teachers in the pursuit of their doctoral work,” said Venn. “We are excited that Columbus State is bringing this program to the area. It is a win-win for both institutions and particularly for the region.”

This is not the first time Middle Georgia State and Columbus State have worked collaboratively on a project, said Tina Butcher, CSU’s interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Middle Georgia State has been a key partner in other learning initiatives that serve the region.”

“We are excited to collaborate on this initiative that will serve graduate students in middle Georgia,” said Deirdre Greer, interim dean for CSU’s College of Education and Health Professions.

For more information about CSU’s Ed.D. program, contact Program Director Michael Richardson at 706-565-3492 or or visit