In 2017, CSU’s Department of Corporate Outreach introduced a new team of regional account managers (RAMs). The members of this team are strategically located in specific regions in the Southeast with the goal to be of service to the Learning Partners within their regions, as well as to establish new Learning Partnerships. Please contact your RAM if you have questions about your Learning Partnership or if you would like to set up an onsite visit.


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Kim Bullock

Gulf Coast
kim.bullock@columbiasouthern.edu
Located in Orange Beach, AL

Get to know Kim

Hi friends, my name is Kim Bullock and I serve as the Regional Account Manager for the Gulf Coast. I have proudly worked for Columbia Southern University for four years, come April. I have worked in education for twelve years, and nine of those years were in higher education. I currently reside in Gulf Shores, AL, but my roots are in Mississippi. Education and helping students achieve their career goals is a passion of mine. I hold a Master’s degree in education from William Carey University, and I am so glad my path has led me here to CSU.

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Kendra Clay

Georgia
kendra.clay@columbiasouthern.edu
Located in Atlanta, GA

Get to know Kendra

Kendra Clay serves as the Regional Account Manager in Atlanta, Georgia. While at Howard University, she developed her passion for education by majoring in Political Science and minoring in Secondary Education. While working on her MBA, Kendra began her eighteen-year career within Enrollment Services.

As a collaborative communicator skilled at building partnerships, Kendra has strategically navigated her way through the field of higher education administration as an innovator. Someone once told Kendra, "if at least one person doesn't benefit from you obtaining your college degree then your degree doesn't mean anything". These words serve as the daily credo Kendra leans into with each and every student she meets.

Kendra currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Rocky and son Joshua.

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Bernard Austin

Orlando and South Florida
bernard.austin@columbiasouthern.edu
Located in Orlando, FL

Get to know Bernard

Bernard Austin is the Regional Account Manager for Central and South Florida. He is a multifaceted higher education professional with nine years of experience in business development, admissions, student services and accreditation. Mr. Austin has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership. If you are interested in learning more about what discounts your employees and their family members can take advantage of through CSU tuition discount program, online degree programs and textbooks at no additional cost, email Bernard Austin at Bernard.austin@columbiasouthern.edu for more information.

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Frue McAvoy

Jacksonville and North Florida
frue.mcavoy@columbiasouthern.edu
Located in Jacksonville, FL

Get to know Frue

Frue McAvoy is an outgoing marketing and sales professional from Charlotte, NC. Now living in Jacksonville, FL Frue works for Columbia Southern University, an online university based in Orange Beach, Ala. that strives to change and improve lives through higher education.

Frue is passionate, determined and doesn’t know a stranger and after a successful career in higher education, Frue now extends that training and experience at CSU. Frue lives in Jacksonville, FL with his wife Stephanie and has a background in Business Management with a focus in higher education, currently working as a Regional Account Manager for CSU. Frue uses his excellent communication skills, skills learned as a community relations representative and ability to connect with people to help them find their field of study.

Frue is responsible for increasing the visibility of Columbia Southern University programs to potential students and Learning Partners. In addition, Frue manages and implements strategies to build and maintain relationships for student growth. Today, Frue services existing accounts and relationships and aids as a liaison between CSU and organizations from all different fields. If you don’t know what to do, you can always ask Frue by emailing him at frue.mcavoy@columbiasouthern.edu.

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Shanna Kennedy

South Carolina
shanna.kennedy@columbiasouthern.edu
Located in Greenville, SC

Get to know Shanna

Shanna Kennedy, a native of South Carolina holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Management and an undergraduate degree in Psychology. Shanna has been actively involved in the education field for over 10 years in teaching, educational management, training and assisting others in continuing their education through self-awareness. Within Shanna’s professional experiences she has traveled extensively in the Southeast region to train admission departments to increase campus census, forging relationships with community leaders and providing educational presentations. In her spare time, Shanna spends her time giving back to her community, relaxing and redoing antique furniture. Shanna is currently the Regional Account Manager for South Carolina.

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Jesse Kowalewski

Gulf Coast
Jesse.Kowalewski@columbiasouthern.edu
Located in Nashville, TN

Get to know Jesse

Jesse Kowalewski serves as the Regional Account Manager for the state of Tennessee. Jesse attended the University of Tennessee at Martin and quickly found himself engaged in multiple student organizations. Throughout college and into the beginning of his professional career, Jesse has demonstrated new ways to engage an audience, streamline communication, and deliver more than expected.

Working with organizations, local businesses, fundraisers, and charities, Jesse has devoted his time to helping others obtain their goals. In order to better ourselves we need to help each other. Jesse is always ready to lend the helping hand; you have to be a volunteer to live in the volunteer state.

Jesse currently resides outside of Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Sierra and daughter Jade.