'A Perfect Fit': Crafton Begins Role as UWG's Interim President
Dr. Micheal Crafton believes in the transformative power of education. He should; he's seen it firsthand. The son of an auto and diesel mechanic, a teenaged Crafton assumed he would follow in his father's footsteps, studying auto mechanics in his vocational high school. However, a few key teachers nudged him in the direction of pursuing a college degree, and he hasn't looked back. Now, Crafton has taken the reins of the University of West Georgia as interim president, after former UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero stepped down to become president of Georgia Southern University.
UWG Hosting Book Talk with Soniah Kamal
The University of West Georgia's 2019 Spring Book Discussion will feature award-winning writer Soniah Kamal. Kamal, the author of "Unmarriageable: A Novel," will speak on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in UWG's Campus Center Ballroom. This event, which will include a reception and book signing, is free and open to the public.
Lackey Named UWG's Director of Community Engagement
A University of West Georgia graduate with more than three decades of experience in community and economic development will return to the university to serve as its director of community engagement.