Graduate Dean


Sue Cockley
Associate Dean

Sue has worked in the field of adult education beginning in 1977, when she volunteered with the Mennonite Central Committee designing community education projects in Haiti and Kentucky. She has served as a national trainer for Literacy Volunteers of America and a Vista volunteer working in basic adult education in West Virginia. For 10 years she worked for the Virginia State Department of Education as an Adult Education Specialist and director of the Adult Educator’s Research Network.

Sue has worked at EMU since 1996, as the director of the Adult Degree Completion Program, Director of the MA in Organizational Research, Associate Graduate Dean and is currently the Interim Graduate Dean. Her academic interests include literacy and orality, community culture and education, and the role of social justice in higher education.

Sue lives in Harrisonburg with her husband, David. They have two adult daughters, two sons-in-law, and 2 granddaughters. Sue and Dave are members of the Harrisonburg Community Mennonite Church congregation.

Shirley Ewald
Administrative Assistant
Travis Pettit
Dir of Admissions & Marketing

Travis first came to EMU in 2007 as a student in the Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP). After earning his Bachelor of Science in management and organizational development (2008), Travis left a banking career of ten years to serve as the ADCP’s admissions and marketing representative.

Travis went on to earn his MBA at EMU (2011) and, in the years to follow, expanded his role to include marketing consultation for various graduate and professional programs including the MBA, MAOL, and MSN. This experience led to his current role as director of admissions and marketing for all graduate, adult, and seminary programs.

With the start of the 2016-17 academic year, Travis began teaching Principles of Marketing for the Department of Business and Economics and continues in this role to date. Travis is a native of Page County, Virginia and currently lives in Harrisonburg with his husband, Jeff, a deputy clerk for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Circuit Court.

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