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College of Coastal Georgia Announces 2020-21 Faculty Promotions
Posted 02/01/2021 10:36AM

The College of Coastal Georgia's Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the awarding of tenure and/or promotion to nine faculty members. These faculty members are being recognized for their hard work and commitment to providing Coastal Georgia students with academic instruction of the highest quality.

The following faculty members have been tenured and promoted to associate professor:

  • Dr. Syvillia Averett – Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • Dr. Courtenay Miller – Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Mathematics

The following faculty members have been promoted to associate professor:

  • Dr. Richard "Robby" Roberson – Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism
  • Dr. Craig Gentzle – Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Management

The following faculty member has been promoted to senior lecturer:

  • Stephanie Conner – Lecturer to Senior Lecturer of English

The following faculty members have been promoted to professor:

  • Dr. Marci Culley – Associate Professor to Professor of Psychology
  • Dr. Elizabeth Wurz (deceased) – Associate Professor to Professor of English
  • Dr. Jennifer Gray – Associate Professor to Professor of English
  • Dr. Jennifer Hatchel –Associate Professor to Professor of Biology

"Congratulations to the faculty who have worked so hard to reach these important milestones in their careers. We are truly fortunate to have such incredibly talented, passionate, and dedicated faculty at the College," said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Johnny Evans. "I also want to give some special congratulations to Dr. Syvillia Averett and Dr. Courtenay Miller for being the first two African American women to achieve tenure since the College became a four-year institution. Time and time again they have proven themselves to be exceptional teachers, mentors, and active participants in the Mariner community."

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