The University of West Georgia is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert Heaberlin as senior director and chief administrative officer of Off-Campus Programs. Based at the UWG Newnan center, Dr. Heaberlin will be responsible for spearheading the growth and success of UWG Newnan as it moves to its historic downtown location in 2015. He will also be responsible for UWG’s Douglasville sites and other off-campus locations.
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.