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S. Tatum - IMG_5132-5x7Suzanne Tatum, Assistant Vice President for External Affairs and Chief Protocol Officer

Suzanne Tatum graduated from the University of Colorado, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She began her career in New York City, working at CBS News in the News Operations Division. After three years in New York, Mrs. Tatum moved to Georgia. She began working at Statesboro Herald/Morris Multimedia in print sales and was promoted to Online Marketing Director and host of Studio Statesboro, a daily online news show. She began working at Georgia Southern University in the Marketing Department in 2009, as a Senior Marketing Associate. She moved into the role of Assistant to the Vice President for Government Relations and Community Engagement, in May of 2013. In 2015, she was promoted into her current role, Assistant Vice President for External Affairs and Chief Protocol Officer for the University. Mrs. Tatum is a 2013 graduate of the Protocol School of Washington’s Protocol Officer Training and she represents Georgia Southern University in the Protocol and Diplomacy International Protocol Officers Association (PDI-POA). She currently serves on the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce Government Operations Committee and Professional Women of Statesboro. Additionally, Mrs. Tatum is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Bulloch and a 2010 graduate of the Eagle Leadership Academy. She also serves on the Georgia Southern University Staff Council. She is an active member of Statesboro First United Methodist Church. Suzanne and her husband, Bryant, reside in Statesboro with their two children.

Marvin Pittman Administration Building
1770 Southern Drive
Statesboro, GA 30458


Office of Marketing & Communications
P.O. Box 8055
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-NEWS (6397)
Fax: (912) 478-7746
Email: marketing@georgiasouthern.edu

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Division of External Affairs • PO Box 8033 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5305