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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 four grandchildren in Nashville.


Rebecca Smith, Assistant Director

Rebecca is the Assistant Director of the UWG Newnan Center overseeing the Center’s budget, managing the facilities (technology, grounds, building maintenance, personnel, cleaning and security), and monitoring compliance with policies and procedures.  In addition, Rebecca serves on the eCore At Risk team which tracks at risk students, assists with the State Authorization Project, and works as the liaison between UWG and GHC at Douglasville, managing the UWG programs there.  Rebecca served on the UWG Master Plan Committee, the DLA Conference team, and the eMajor proposal task force.  In her spare time, Rebecca serves as Treasurer for the Carrollton Evening Sertoma Club, coordinates the Carrollton People’s Parade, and is chair of the Carrollton Empty Stocking Fund.  Rebecca has one child, Muggster, an English Bulldog loaded with personality and charm.


Teri Lewis, Office Manager & Testing Coordinator

Teri has worked for the UWG Newnan Center since 1990, and is the Office Manager and Testing Coordinator at the Newnan Center.  Teri is currently working on a degree in Criminology. She and husband of 30 years, Edward, have one daughter. 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.



    Jennifer Stewart, Academic Instructional Support

Jennifer provides general academic advising and instructional support services for the Newnan Center. Jennifer comes to the Newnan Center after previously working as an Academic Advisor in The Advising Center on the UWG main campus. Additionally, she has functioned as Assistant Director of the Federal TRIO Upward Bound program at Holyoke Community College in Massachusetts. Jennifer was also a high school classroom teacher in Western Massachusetts for over 15 years. A native of LaGrange, Georgia, Jennifer has a B.A. degree in Social Work from LaGrange College and an M.Ed. in Integrated Studies from Cambridge College. She and her husband Anthony Stewart, Sr., a native of Newnan, are the parents of five.