Welcome to the Office of Continuing Education and Service-Learning


The Office of Continuing Education and Service-Learning, the hub of academic service-learning activities and continuing education opportunities, enhances the preparation of our students towards becoming more productive citizens in a democratic society. 

Through service-learning, we strengthen learning and engagement opportunities for our students. Grambling State University students are required to complete at least 160 hours of service-learning activities.  Eighty (80) hours through “pure” academic service-learning activities and eighty (80) hours of approved civic engagement activities or community service projects.  Faculty members from the various disciplines develop projects that fit the scope and cycle of service-learning.  All projects must be approved by the director of service-learning prior to initiation of the activity.

Through continuing education, we deliver courses, workshops, and camps that develop competencies, advance skills and enhance areas of expertise.  The staff provides educational resources and training for faculty that supports the development and implementation of service-learning projects and continuing education activities.  These initiatives boost the academic quality of the curriculum.  The Continuing Education program offers 4 certifications and over 53 workshop or courses.

The Continuing Education and Service-Learning staff approves projects, courses, workshops, camps, reviews syllabi, records service-learning data and monitors service-learning engagement and continuing education courses. 

Announcements & News

Office of CESL offers Live Online Courses (Spring 2022)
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Sample of Virtual Service-Learning Projects

Staff & Contact Information


Nadia Johnny, Program Assistant; Office of Continuing Education and Service Learning

Nadia Johnny, Program Assistant
(318) 274-2553

Rory L. Bedford, D.Min., Ph.D., Director; Office of Continuing Education and Service Learning

Rory L. Bedford, D.Min., Ph.D., Director
(318) 274-2547

Miloni Perera, Coordinator of Data Collection and Analysis; Office of Continuing Education and Service Learning

Miloni Perera, Coordinator of Data Collection and Analysis
(318) 274-2118

OFFICE LOCATION: Charles P. Adams Hall, Room 117 - 119