CDI Southeast is part of a national network of Community Development Institutes. The CDI training sites are endorsed by the Community Development Council (CDC), a nationally-recognized, non-profit organization with the mission of advancing the practice and profession of community development.

CDI Training Sites

CDI Southeast

Director: E.E. (Skip) Campbell, Ph.D.
Gadsden Center, University of Alabama
121 North 1st Street
Gadsden, Alabama 35901

CDI California

Co-Directors: Sal Rana and Ismael Herrera
California State University, Fresno
5245 N. Backer Ave. M/S PB5
Fresno, CA 93740
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Phone: 559-278-8019 or 559-278-0519

CDI Central

Director: Amy Whitehead
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Avenue
Brewer-Hegeman 102
Conway, AR 72035
Phone: 501-852-2930

CDI Midwest

Co-Directors: Christopher Merrett, Ph.D. and Sandy Wittig, MBA
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-298-2281

CDI Northwest

Director: Jerry Miller
Idaho Commerce
700 West State Street, Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-287-0780

CDI Texas

Director: Kay Fitzsimons
Lone Star College
5000 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77381
Phone: 832-813-6623