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The Campus Chronicle, an online newspaper
for University of West Georgia faculty and staff, is the official
source for UWG news and information for all members of the campus community.

I Am West Georgia

Connie Williams

Connie WilliamsYears at UWG: 2 ½ years.

My job title: General Manager, UTV-13, Adjunct Instructor in Mass Communications Department.

What I really do: Manage the day-to-day operations of the university’s educational access channel and teach two courses in the Mass Communications Department.

Birthplace: Columbus, Mississippi.

Family: Two sisters, a one-month-old nephew and a circle of wonderful close friends and relatives.

People describe me as: Honest, direct, trustworthy and hard-working.

My favorite things to do: Travel, read thought-provoking books, watch movies, go shopping and enjoy my family.

My proudest accomplishment: I have achieved many personal and professional accomplishments over the years. But for this publication, my proudest accomplishment is making several field and studio upgrades to the UTV-13 facility in less than two years. Several funding sources on and off campus answered my requests and made this possible.

My passion: Life.

My pet peeve: Bad drivers.

Before UWG, I: Was program director of the Communication Studies and New Technology Program/lecturer at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

I joined UWG because: The job presented a challenge, I liked Dr. Goff and the school allowed me to be closer to my home state of Mississippi.

I stay because: I like my job and I need to work.

One thing I would change about UWG: I have two things.
One, I would have salary increases take effect July 1 instead of January 1. Two, regularly scheduled mandatory professional development workshops for staff and faculty. If I REALLY had the power to change something on campus, I would have a Panera Bread restaurant placed in the Education Building.
The best advice I ever received: It came from my father. He said, “Never put up with anything you don’t like.” 

The best advice I’d give to new faculty and staff: Each day you come to work give a 100 percent, then go home.

When I was a child, I wanted to be: A person who made a difference in the lives of others.

Most people don't know that: As a child, I used to love watching the Lawrence Welk Show.

My favorite quotation: Maya Angelou: “When people show you who they are, believe them.”

The book I think everyone should read: The Bible or something related to the Bible.

The movie I think everyone should watch: The Contender.

My favorite memory: Most recently, when I held my nephew for the first time.

The person (alive or dead) I’d most like to meet: Oprah Winfrey.

What I would most like to have if castaway on an island: A yacht, a chef, a working cell phone and a volleyball.

What I would do if I won the lottery: Continue to work, travel more and help family, friends and others.

What I most want to contribute to students: Wisdom: I would like students to know that hard work, integrity, good character and honesty still mean something. Do the right thing when no one is looking.




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