Office of the President

Dr. Kyle Marrero, Seventh President of UWG Happy Spring!
March 2015

Or nearly so, anyway. Since joining UWG, I’ve learned that Georgia all too often has one last chilly surprise in store for the end of March...we'll see!

I’ve also learned that our colleagues are remarkable! Already the principles of strategic planning and assessment are taking root – and beginning to grow. I’m confident our culture of evidence-based leadership will continue to thrive, which will, in turn, move us firmly in the direction of increased student success, academic success, partnership success, and operational success - the imperatives at the core of our new Strategic Plan.

One of the most exciting things on our horizon right now is UWG's first-ever comprehensive capital campaign. We have drafted the case for support and it is now in the feasibility stage. We will have the results at the end of May and anticipate that we will soon begin on an exciting journey that will help us make a UWG education more financially accessible for our students and UWG’s programs and facilities the best in the country.

I’m also thrilled that we reached 81.7% participation in our second annual Employee Engagement Survey! Our Engage West! programs are starting to see marked success and I couldn't be more excited. We are, without question, moving in the direction we want and need to go. I realize the road is still bumpy at times, but thank you for continuing to move forward with me. Our students and our university are well worth it.