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.