UWG president addresses Newnan Rotary Club

alt

Dr. Kyle Marrero, president of the University of West Georgia, gave a presentation about UWG’s future to Newnan Rotary on Jan. 31. From left are Cathy Wright, UWG Newnan Center director; Marrero, and Newnan Rotary President Walt Thompson. 


Dr. Kyle Marrero, president of the University of West Georgia, gave a presentation about UWG's future to Newnan Rotary Club recently.

Marrero shared UWG's recent awards and accomplishments, including its advancement to a comprehensive university and its rise within the U.S.News & World Report rankings. He also highlighted UWG's growth, in terms of students (UWG experienced its fourth consecutive record fall enrollment with 11,929 students), facilities (including a new, state-of-the-art nursing building), and regional economic impact ($442 million in fiscal 2012).

He focused on the importance of valued partnerships and strategic planning to UWG's future. Marrero cited the move and expansion of UWG's Newnan Center from Shenandoah Industrial Park to the now-under-construction facilities at the old Newnan Hospital site on Jackson Street as a prime example of the community and the school working together to create additional opportunities for local students while growing the local economic footprint.

Marrero, who assumed the presidency last July, is the seventh president of UWG.



More Local

With restrictions, Jackson Street open

Traffic was being rerouted on Jackson Street around the University of West Georgia project in downtown Newnan earlier this week, but is now ... Read More


Two suspects arrested in homicides

Two suspects have been arrested and charged in Monday's double homicide on Widgeon Trail. Kenya Nneaka Sewell, 26, and Jarico Deshun Brown, ... Read More


Family, friends: Defendant is sleepwalker

Day four of the trial of Benjamin Tyler Gray for the alleged rape of a woman in Senoia saw his defense team call a DNA expert to the stand T ... Read More


Senoia Council

‘Walking Dead’ fence has to come down

The chain-link fence that has provided secure parking and storage for equipment used in the filming of “The Walking Dead” in dow ... Read More


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Ruth Hill to implement new model

Ruth Hill Elementary School was recently selected as one of 10 schools in Georgia to implement Academic Parent Teacher Teams, a new parent-t ... Read More

Defense draws judge’s ire in rape case

The trial of a Newnan man indicted for rape continued in Coweta County Superior Court early Monday. Attorneys were able to hear the testimon ... Read More