The C. W. Pettigrew Center

Lorea Reid, Events Manager

Pettigrew Conference and Community Center
Phone: 478/825-6478
Fax: 825-6599

The Events Management Office Director has been responsible for administrating and overseeing the day to day operation of event activities for Fort Valley State University (FVSU) campus events for the past nine years. The office ensures that weekend/evening are properly supervised and provide exceptional service while ensuring the safety and comfort of our customer events. The office coordinates all facilities rentals and event planning on campus. The director ability to formulate, prepare, and analyze budgets for an event for the FVSU Business and Finance Department. The director also has the ability to interpret legislation bills and higher education governance documents and determine impact on the university liability of an event. The director will effectively evaluate situations and make appropriate business decisions to have a fun and safe event on our beautiful campus. The one stop shop for the events office will plan, organize, and supervise the work of event staff workers, catering, decoration and setup for your event. The office director will orient and train other event staff workers and explain organizational/program policies, rules, regulations and procedures for an excellent business operation for all events.

The C.W. Pettigrew Center Events Management Office is a full-service conference, convention, and fine arts facility where unforgettable occasions are created. As an outreach program of Fort Valley State University, the Pettigrew Center serves the conference and convention needs of the middle Georgia areas, and beyond as well as: the university campus.  The 600-seat performing arts theater can enhance any organization’s large meeting needs. Built-in Writing surfaces supplement the comfortable theater seating to provide a highly satisfactory setting for large classes, wedding receptions, seminars, theater plays, and musical concerts. The facility lends itself to audio-visual presentations of all types and large banquet meeting rooms.

The high-tech sound system, acoustics, and computerized lighting equipment make the auditorium theater one of the finest in the area for events.  The spacious, open lobby area offers a pleasing setting for any function. The center’s professional staff is available to help with the planning, scheduling and implementation, of programming for your event on our beautiful campus.


  • Facility Use Form
  • Catering Policy
  • Floor Plan
  • Meeting Room and Setup Design