Instructional Assistant Professor
Hospitality, Hotel Management & Tourism
Donna Lee Sullins is an instructional assistant professor in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, where she teaches wide ranging courses on event planning and management. With over a decade of experience in the planning and execution of large-scale and small-scale events, often in the higher education sector, she works alongside Professional Event Management Certificate students to plan, source and problem solve their event experiences for campus and community clients. She completed her bachelor’s degree in political science at Auburn University, and then went on to acquire a master’s in Education and Doctorate in Education from the University of Georgia. Most Recent Publication: Sullins, D. L., & Helms, M. M (2019). Emerging Campus Issues. Journal of College Orientation Transition and Retention. 20(2), University of Minnesota. This article describes the challenges faced by marketing and orientation on an emerging campus, Dalton State College in Northwest Georgia. Based on the limited literature on emerging campuses, this paper highlights the issues involved in providing a realistic preview to current students, both in person and in marketing and orientation materials, while simultaneously considering the future size and scope of the campus.