Amanda Wright, M.Ed.Director, Public Service & Outreach
Amanda Wright is the Director for the Office of Public Service and Outreach. She previously served six years as the Assistant Director for Public Service and Outreach, one of those years also as the Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, and two years as the UWise Program Coordinator in the College of Science and Mathematics Dean's Office at the University of West Georgia.
In 2015 Amanda helped to build the Office of Community Engagement, as it was previously known, to serve the institution and its broader community. In 2020, she assisted in getting UWG recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a Community-Engaged Institution. As the Director of Public Service and Outreach, Amanda is able to utilize her skills and experience by continuing to cultivate and support UWG’s campus, community, and business partnerships locally, regionally, and statewide in the areas of community relations and leadership development. In her role, Amanda assesses and advises on university public outreach, community partnership opportunities, and talent development initiatives with the UWG community and student success in mind. This includes but is not limited to coordinating communication between various UWG offices with local, regional, state, and national partners, developing and maintaining service capacity to inform collaborations in support of experiential learning opportunities for students, as well as working with centers across campus to support their missions and expand their reach on campus and in our local community. Additionally, she leads the West Georgia Nonprofit Network, leads the West Georgia Nonprofit Leadership Institute in partnership with UWG Continuing Education, and provides oversight of the MakeWest Design Lab.
Amanda is from Carrollton and holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of West Georgia, a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Georgia Southern University, and is currently pursuing an Ed.D in Higher Education Administration from the University of West Georgia. She is also certified by the Georgia Academy for Economic Development and is a licensed consultant for the National Standards for Excellence program. Amanda serves on the Advisory Committee for Partners Advancing Student Success (PASS), is a member of the HelpWest Employee Benevolence Fund Committee at UWG, and is the Campus contact for the Census.
Amanda has one daughter with her husband, Randall, who is a teacher at Mt. Zion Middle School, head varsity baseball coach, and a member of the middle school football coaching staff.
- B.S., Mathematics, University of West Georgia, 2011
- M.Ed., Higher Education Administration, Georgia Southern University, 2017