September 22, 2023

CSU selects Escambia Sheriff’s Office as Partner of the Month

CSU names Escambia County Sheriff's Office as Partner of the Month

CSU forms partnerships with businesses and government agencies to offer special tuition discounts and scholarships. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, which has partnered with CSU since 2009, was presented with a plaque and refreshments to celebrate the honor.

“The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is proud to partner with Columbia Southern University to provide opportunities for deputies to continue their education and professional development,” said Sheriff David Morgan.

“Columbia Southern has helped us tremendously. It has allowed a segment of our deputies who really couldn’t attend regular, scheduled classes to get a degree,” added Chief Deputy Eric Haines. “CSU helps them through our promotion process as they are able to take their promotion test once they have their degrees and the salary incentive program in Florida recognizes the degrees with monthly stipends.”

More than 60 Escambia deputies are taking advantage of the partnership with CSU while saving 10 percent on their tuition for an online degree.

“We are really proud of our relationship with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. A large segment of your student body are first-responders and we are happy those in law enforcement benefit from our flexible online degree programs,” said Duane Brown, supervisor of CSU’s Corporate Outreach, which is composed of education representatives who reach out to businesses and government entities.

To learn more about CSU learning partnerships, please call 888-785-3006 or visit