The Board of Regents approved and established a West Georgia off-campus center in Newnan, GA, in August 1998. The University began offering courses in the Georgia Power Company's Shenanadoah Center in 1990. In 1998, Coweta County purchased the Shenandoah Center from Georgia Power as a permanent location for the University's exclusive use. In 2009, the Shenandoah Center was presented as a gift from Coweta County to the University System of Georgia Board of Regents and the University of West Georgia. The UWG Newnan Center is located off of Amlajack Boulevard in the Shenandoah Industrial Park.
In addition to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, UWG offers undergraduate courses in the University's core curriculum at the Newnan Center. UWG also offers a variety of graduate degrees in Newnan: Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Criminology, and Master of Education degrees in Early Childhood Education, Middle Grades Education, and Special Education. Additionally, courses leading to the Master of Public Administration degree are offered on a regular basis.