Jennifer Sudduth

Jennifer Sudduth Joins Cox Center As Financial Management Specialist

Jennifer Sudduth, a native Georgian and a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, has joined the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research as program coordinator.

Ms. Sudduth has assumed responsibility for the financial management of the Center, including accounting for both domestic and international projects. The Center is a unit of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

Ms. Sudduth joins Kornelia Probst-Mackowiak as a Center program coordinator.

Ms. Sudduth said the Cox Center, because of its international focus, "seemed like it would be an interesting work environment. Due to the number of various projects sponsored by the Cox Center, each day is different.”

She hopes to “manage grants and other funding so that the Center can maximize the effectiveness of its projects throughout the world.”

Originally from Savannah, GA, Ms. Sudduth graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in international business and a minor in French.

After returning to Savannah upon graduation, she worked as a high school French teacher, relying on her undergraduate and graduate study in Tours and Aix en-Provence, in the south of France.

She also worked in Savannah as a loan advisor for Bank of America.

“We are extremely pleased that Jennifer has joined the Center,” said Center Director Dr. Lee B. Becker. “She has experience living abroad, an interest in international affairs, solid language skills, and expertise in financial matters. This is a perfect combination for us.”

Over the summer, Ms. Sudduth moved to Athens and started working at the Cox Center in late August.

At the Center, Ms. Sudduth will focus on all financial tasks associated with the Center, handling everything from paying bills to creating budgets for projects in numerous foreign countries.

She also hopes to resume tutoring French and finish a graduate degree in French education.