Mr. scott manley
Lecturer of Management
Scott Manley is the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at Valdosta State University, and also serves as a management lecturer in the Langdale College of Business. He previously served as the assistant director of the Small Business Development Center.
Before joining Valdosta State University in 1998, Scott gained extensive experience in the private sector. A former small business owner, he has experience in the fields of retail management, manufacturing, logistics, financial management, and sales management. He holds a BBA and MBA in Management, both from Valdosta State University, and is presently enrolled in the doctoral program at Kennesaw State University.
Scott also serves on the Business Advisory Board of Valdosta State University’s Chapter of Students in Free Enterprise, and has twice led a group of SIFE students on an international consulting project to El Remate, Guatemala. In 2006, he was awarded the ASBDC Distinguished Service Award by the National Association of Small Business Development Centers, and in 2008, he was recognized as the Georgia SBDC Network's Consultant of the Year. In 2009, he was recognized as the association's "State Star."
In his spare time, Scott enjoys saltwater fishing, deer hunting, RV camping, and spending time with his family. He serves as a deacon and sings in the chancel choir at First Baptist Church of Valdosta, but his true passion lies in the mission field, particularly in assisting “El Hogar de Muchos Manos” in Bejuma, Venezuela.