Welcome to the Office of Educational Outreach (OEO) website. The purpose of OEO is to administer and manage contract courses and degree programs offered by USC units consistent with our Policies and Procedures. Contract courses are those offered under an agreement between USC and an outside agency or between a USC academic unit and a USC funded project. Such courses allow enrollment of qualified students based on the needs of the agency or funded project. Contract courses can also be part of degree programs offered under contract with an outside agency. OEO staff members will provide services to USC faculty, students, and staff involved with courses and programs where the tuition is funded by a contracting group.
Our staff members will assist in contract development and approval both for courses and degree programs. Once the contract is established OEO will also provide student services to ensure proper and efficient admission and registration. Lastly, OEO will work to administer the billing of clients and the transfer of revenue to the contracting unit.
Ed Dickey serves as OEO Director and is assisted by staff members Marie Cook, Contracts and Accounting Program Manager; Sheryl Horton, Student Services Coordinator; and Julie Niehaus, Management Coordinator. Our office members can meet with you to plan course or degree contracts, advise you on budgeting, suggest ideas for marketing, manage approvals, and ensure the success of a contract course or degree. Access our most recent Annual Report.
Ed Dickey, Director
803-777-6235 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Wardlaw 226
Marie Cook, Contracts and Accounting Manager:
803-777-3069 | email@example.com | Wardlaw 145
Sheryl Horton, Student Services Coordinator:
803-576-5699 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Wardlaw 146
Julie Niehaus, Management and Marketing Assistance:
803-576-6248 | email@example.com | Wardlaw 222