Director of Student and Alumni Programs



Cobie Watkins joined the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) as the Director of Student and Alumni Programs in September 2015. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs and having worked in the family business, Cobie has taken the lessons learned from them and applied them to developing student entrepreneurship programs which embrace matching creativity with the appropriate tools to create viable new ventures.  Given her extensive network throughout the state of Mississippi, she has also greatly increased the level of involvement of Ole Miss alumni and Mississippi entrepreneurs in the CIE programs. Overall, she has exponentially increased the level of engagement and participation of the different CIE programs.  Before her work at Ole Miss, Cobie has a background in personal sales, relationship marketing, and advertising industries after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications in 2010 from Mississippi State University.

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