Although he’s been at the helm at the University of West Georgia for a little over a year now, Dr. Kyle Marrero will be officially sworn in as the 7th president throughout a series of inauguration and homecoming celebration events September 18-20. A Speaker Series, “Values – A Discussion in Leadership” is the kick-off event on Thursday, September 18. It will bring together successful and impactful leaders to discuss core values, values which UWG is striving to integrate into its daily operation and methodology. The Speaker Series will be held in the Townsend Center, beginning at 7 p.m.
On Friday, September 19 Dr. Marrero will be inaugurated in an Investiture Ceremony in The Coliseum.
The University of West Georgia Newnan, located on 14 acres in the Shenandoah Industrial Park, has been in operation in Coweta County since 1988, and undergraduate enrollment has more than quadrupled over the past ten years. Coweta County students account for 40% of the UWG Newnan’s enrollment, while 60% represent more than 50 other Georgia counties.
The University of West Georgia Newnan continues to offer day and evening core curriculum classes, face-to-face (and online through USG eCore). These courses can get any student started on the path to success in any of the 106 degree programs offered on the main campus in Carrollton. Through the ACCEL program, which covers the cost of tuition, high-performing high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to “Go West Early” and enroll in university core classes in Newnan while still in high school.
In addition to the core curriculum, UWG Newnan offers two full undergraduate degree programs—Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The undergraduate nursing program has grown so rapidly that expansion of both facilities and faculty has become necessary. The Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Education in Nursing are offered 95% online. Graduate degree programs offered at UWG Newnan include M.Ed. and Ed.S. in Early Childhood Education, and Master’s in Business Administration.
UWG Newnan is also a popular test-proctoring site (where students come to take midterm and final exams) for students taking online courses through USG eCore or through online programs at dozens of universities across the country.