Conni Fennell-Burley hired as Washington County Archway Professional

January 5, 2016

Media Release

Contact: Sue Chapman, 706-542-1098

ATHENS, Ga.The Archway Partnership, a unit of public service and outreach at the University of Georgia (UGA), is pleased to announce that Conni Fennell-Burley will be the new Archway Professional in Washington County effective January 5, 2016. In this position, she will serve as liaison between the community and the university as she works to connect higher education resources to locally identified issues and priorities. Her office will be located at the Washington County Extension office in Sandersville.

Fennell-Burley is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Retail Management and minor in Journalism. Fennell-Burley brings to her position a combination of public administration, communications and business experience. She began her career at UGA as an Admissions Counselor / Assistant Director of Orientation in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Additional highlights from her career include serving as the Director of Public Relations and Promotions for Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, Vice President of Woods N Water, Inc. and Vice President of Sweat and Associates, LLC.

The Archway Partnership connects Georgia communities to the full range of higher education resources available at UGA to address critical community-identified needs. Partner communities have access to the knowledge, research and other resources available through the interactions between the communities and the university, while faculty and students are able to experience first-hand the opportunities and challenges facing the state. The community drives the process through an executive committee of community leaders and local organizations.

The current funding partners for the Washington County Archway Partnership include the City of Davisboro, City of Sandersville, City of Tennille, Community Health Care Systems, Inc., Georgia College & State University, Oconee Fall Line Technical College, Washington County Board of Commissioners, Washington County Board of Education and UGA’s Office of Vice President for Public Service and Outreach.

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