UWG president addresses Newnan Rotary Club

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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.



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