Meet our Staff
Cathy Wright, Director
Cathy is the Director of the UWG Newnan Center. She is a native and lifelong resident of Newnan and Coweta County, a long time educator who earned B.S. Ed., M. Ed., and Ed. S. degrees from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. She taught elementary school in Coweta County for 16 years and then directed for 17 years the Shenandoah Georgia Youth Science & Technology Center (GYSTC), working with teachers and students in science and math. She enjoys singing in several groups and playing bass in a family band. She is married to Lamar Wright, also a native of Newnan and a UWG graduate. They have two sons, Adam (musician) and Brian (airline pilot). Both sons are married and live in Nashville, TN. Cathy also has two grandchildren in Nashville.
Rebecca Smith, Assistant Director
Teri Lewis, Office Manager & Testing Coordinator
Teri has worked for the UWG Newnan Center since 1990, and is the office manager at the Newnan Center. She and husband of 30 years, Edward, have a daughter who will soon be a senior at UWG. Teri also teaches art (basic drawing & painting) to Coweta County youth through the Coweta County Recreation Department. She is active in the community and enjoys volunteering for local charities in her spare time.
Javarus Boyce, Technology Specialist
Javarus is a Technology Specialist for the Newnan Center. His responsibilities include assisting faculty and students with the operation of IT equipment and programs in classrooms, performing software/hardware upgrades and updates on computers and servers, and performing physical installation of IT equipment. He also assists with facility maintenance. Javarus is available during afternoon and evening hours to provide IT systems support for faculty, students, and contract users. He is a 2004 graduate of the University of West Georgia, with a B.B.A in Business Information Systems.
Michael Harris, Academic & Instructional Support Specialist
Michael is the Academic & Instructional Support Specialist at the Newnan Center. His duties include providing technology support for students and faculty, academic advising, and maintaining the Newnan Center's website. Michael is a 2005 graduate of the University of West Georgia with a B.A. in History and is currently pursuing a Master of Education degree in Instructional Technology.