Office of Economic Development, Government Relations and Community Engagement
Trip Addison, Vice President for University Advancement and External Affairs
Mr. Addison is a “Double Eagle” graduate of Georgia Southern University, earning both a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the College of Business Administration. He comes to Georgia Southern after serving in the role of assistant director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). Prior to that time, he held the position of deputy director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget. Additionally, he has served as a policy advisor to Governor Nathan Deal for the areas of tax, labor, economic development, and natural resources. Mr. Addison is a member of the Georgia Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits, the Erosion and Sediment Control Overview Council, and the Georgia Southern University College of Business Young Alumni Board. He previously served as chairman of the Georgia Occupational Regulation Review council. He was recently named into the Georgia Southern 40 Under 40 class of 2014.
Kendria Lee, Executive Associate for Government and Community Relations
Kendria Lee is a “Double Eagle” graduate of Georgia Southern University, earning both a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems from the College of Business Administration. Ms. Lee began working at Georgia Southern University at the Zach S. Henderson Library. She moved into the role of Operations Manager for External Affairs in August 2015. In January 2017, her job responsibilities grew as she was promoted to Executive Associate for Government and Community Relations. Ms. Lee is a member of Protocol and Diplomacy International – Protocol Officers Association. She is a graduate of Georgia Academy for Economic Development as well as Leadership Southeast Georgia. In addition, she is currently serving as Chair of the University System of Georgia Staff Council and she also works as a mentor for the REACH program.
Marvin Pittman Administration Building
1770 Southern Drive
Statesboro, GA 30458
Last updated: 7/31/2017