April 14, 2020
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Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

IN THE NEWS: VSU Talks Concierge Coaching and Unwavering Commitment to Help Students Succeed

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Valdosta State University recently invited South Georgia news media to learn more about a new effort to help students overcome any academic and personal obstacles they may face during the transition from face-to-face, on-campus instruction to online instruction. In addition to embedding tutors in all online courses, VSU has created a concierge coach program that connects students with a university employee completely focused on connecting them to the resources they need to be successful.

Visit the following news sites to learn more about this innovative initiative. 

• Brian Jackson from WTXL ABC 27 shared "Valdosta State Using Concierge Coaches to Assist Students During Pandemic" on April 17.
On the Web: https://www.wtxl.com/news/local-news/valdosta-state-using-concierge-coaches-to-assist-students-during-pandemic
VSU Expert: Dr. Rob Freidhoff, interim associate vice president for Student Success

• Jennifer Morejon from WALB News 10 shared "Valdosta State University Offers New Program to Assist Students During the Pandemic" on April 15. 
On the Web: https://www.walb.com/video/2020/04/15/valdosta-state-university-offers-new-program-assists-students-during-pandemic/ 
VSU Expert: Dr. Rob Freidhoff, interim associate vice president for Student Success

• Lenah Allen from The Spectator shared "Petition and Student Concerns Discussed at Online Press Conference" on March 24. 
On the Web: http://www.vsuspectator.com/2020/03/24/petition-and-student-concerns-discussed-at-on-line-press-conference/
VSU Expert: Dr. Rodney Carr, vice president for Student Success

• Desiree Carver from The Valdosta Daily Times shared "VSU Prepares for Online Learning on March 25. This story also appeared in The Moultrie Observer and Thomasville Times-Enterprise.   
On the Web: https://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/vsu-prepares-for-online-learning/article_b0bcbd86-6ea8-11ea-a51f-cb7ad5901e2b.html
VSU Expert: Dr. Rodney Carr, vice president for Student Success

• Amber Spradley with WCTV shared "Valdosta State Students Petition Online Classes" on March 23. 
On the Web: https://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Valdosta-State-students-petition-online-classes-569040261.html
VSU Expert: Dr. Rodney Carr, vice president for Student Success

The health of our students, faculty, and staff is our highest priority, and VSU continues to monitor this global situation. Updates are posted at https://www.valdosta.edu/health-advisory/.

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