Media and press relations for UWG are handled by University Communications and Marketing. If you need a subject matter expert to source, quote or interview for a media event or news story, UWG has hundreds of subject matter experts on everything from politics, to climate change, history, archeology, anthropology, astronomy and hundreds of other amazing disciplines. As a matter of UWG policy, all media interviews and contacts by the press should be made through UCM and not directly with faculty and staff members. 

For any media inquiries, contact our Manager of Media Relations:

Sam Gentry

Phone: 678-839-2285

  • Open Records Requests

    Georgia is an open records state, which means records of state agencies, including the University of West Georgia, are subject to public disclosure.

    Please click the following link for information on the Georgia Open Records Act (PDF).

    As allowed by state law, the Office of Legal Affairs is the designated, central open records office for the University of West Georgia. The associate vice president for the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment serves as the University's custodian of records. The open records officer is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Georgia Open Records Act and coordinating the University’s response to open records requests, subpoenas, and requests for production of documents.

    The University requires all written record requests be made upon the duly appointed open records officer. The three-day response period begins when the officer receives the written request.

    If you would like copies of public records, as allowed under the act, please submit a request via the Open Records Submission Form (PDF) or by emailing openrecords@westga.edu.

    All written requests containing personally identifiable information, such as social security numbers, date of birth, etc., shall be sent by mail or fax.

    For more information, visit UWG’s Office of Legal Affairs.

  • Business, Research, and Community Resources at UWG

    Take advantage of what the University of West Georgia has to offer. UWG boasts a faculty and staff with expertise in over 200 disciplines. The University seeks to develop and grow solid ties with the business, media, academic, and community organizations throughout the West Georgia and state region as well as nationally and globally.

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