Dr. Venus Hewing, Outreach Partnerships and Initiatives Coordinator
Dr. Venus Hewing was born in Columbus Ohio and raised in many places across the country as a military dependent. She has been in the field of Higher Education for over 25 years.
Dr. Hewing was recently appointed Coordinator for Outreach Partnerships and Initiatives in the Center for Educational Outreach & Engagement. She worked in the Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) and Student Affairs before coming to University Outreach. She served as a Psychological Counselor, Coordinator of Peer Educators and Emergency On-call Counselor at Ramapo College of New Jersey for 17 years, prior to coming to Auburn University.
Dr. Hewing received her undergraduate degree in Public Administration from Franklin University, Master’s degree in Counseling Education from University of Dayton and Doctorate degree in Higher Education Leadership from Union Institute & University. Dr. Hewing is passionate about higher education and believes it to be the key to liberation that exposes one to unlimited possibilities.
LaDonna Langley, Administrative Assistant II
LaDonna Langley joined the Center for Educational Outreach and Engagement (CEOE) team in 2016 to facilitate Auburn University’s collaboration with the GEAR UP Birmingham City Schools grant. LaDonna currently provides support to the Director of CEOE and assists with the administrative management of CEOE grants, programs and projects.
In 2015 LaDonna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Services from Troy University. She also possesses a certification in Surgical Technology. LaDonna plans to continue her education here at Auburn University. LaDonna has business experience working with Inflation Systems, Inc., a division of Takata Corporation and First National Bank of Opelika.
LaDonna has extensive volunteer experience which includes concentrations in fundraising and disaster awareness with the American Red Cross as well as philanthropic work for the Children’s Miracle Network.
Ryan Moss, M.Ed., Assistant Director
Ryan Moss serves as the Assistant Director of the Center for Educational Outreach & Engagement (CEOE) providing facilitation, leadership, oversight, and supervision to the department. His role also facilitates and executes all aspects of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant sponsored by the Alabama Department of Commerce. This includes grant renewals, seeking new WIOA grant funding, recruiting schools and students to participate from different school districts, evaluation and supervision of all related AU employees/consultants, program management, and project management in accordance with Alabama Department of Commerce policy. Ryan establishes interactions with superintendents, school principals, teachers, parents, students, and community agents. He creates and leads an administrative coalition which includes K-12 administrators from participating schools, Alabama Career Center leaders, Auburn University (AU) administration, AU faculty and staff, and consultants participating in grants and programs.
Ryan previously served as the CEOE Grant Coordinator, supervising the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act grant (WIOA). Mr. Moss coordinated AU services provided through University Outreach, the Harbert School of Business, the Black Belt Community Foundation, and the Bullock and Macon County Career Technical Education programs for high school students.
Mr. Moss’ twenty-year career in PreK-12 education includes serving as a coach (swimming, tennis, football and basketball), teacher, career center coordinator, assistant principal, and principal (elementary, middle and high school). Mr. Moss is a two-time alumnus of Auburn University (B.S. in Ed. ’00 and M.Ed.’02).
Ashia Wordlaw, Graduate Student
Ashia Wordlaw joined the Center for Educational Outreach and Engagement (CEOE) team in August of 2021. She currently serves as an assistant case manager for the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant. She is excited to be part of the CEOE Family!
Ashia is currently a third-year pharmacy student at the Harrison School of Pharmacy here at Auburn University where she will receive her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2023. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2019 from Auburn University.
Last Updated: June 24, 2022