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SAVANNAH, GA – August 14, 2023 – Georgia Tech-Savannah announces the appointment of Lesa J. Hagins to the position of Educational Outreach Manager.  

Lesa has 20 years of experience in community engagement and youth development. In addition, she has had success in administration, program coordination and implementation throughout the past 20 years. She began her career with the City of Savannah as the recreation leader in the Leisure Services office. Through hard work and dedication, she was promoted from Center Leader to Center Director and ended her recreation career with DeKalb County Parks and Recreation as a Parks Program Coordinator.   

She also worked out of the City of Savannah mayor’s office as the Community Relations Program Coordinator, and prior to joining Georgia Tech, she had the opportunity to work at Savannah State University as the Program Specialist for GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program) where she helped first generation and low-income students to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.    

In addition, Lesa holds a Master of Human Resource Management from the Keller Graduate School of DeVry University, Bachelor of Business Administration – Management concentration from Savannah State University and a certificate for Succeeding as a Supervisor from the University of Georgia. 

“I am excited to be part of such a prestigious organization,” said Hagins. “The commitment to expanding our STEAM programming to reach more students is inspirational.”  


Georgia Tech-Savannah provides educational experiences for learners of all ages. Our multitude of learning platforms are tailored to meet the needs of a diverse population, from working professionals pursuing career development and those seeking specific certifications to children eager to explore and discover. Georgia Tech-Savannah’s professional education, training and military programs encourages participants to challenge themselves and meet goals by sharpening existing skills and picking up valuable new ones. We’re proud to bring cutting-edge technology, applied research capabilities and innovation to the Coastal Empire, where our campus also serves as a home for various Georgia Tech affiliates, institutes and centers. To learn more, visit us at 

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