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It's official: Marrero leaving UWG for Georgia Southern


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jan. 18, 2019 - 9:38 AM

Dr. Kyle Marrero, president of the University of West Georgia since 2013, has been named president of Georgia Southern University.

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents announced Marrero was the sole finalist for the position last week and made the appointment official at a Thursday board meeting. Marrero will assume his new position April 1.

“Dr. Marrero is the right person to lead Georgia Southern University as it continues to expand its footprint in Southeast Georgia,” said University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley. “Kyle’s higher education experience, combined with his focus on strengthening academics and building community partnerships, will be an asset to Georgia Southern’s campus community and the region as a whole. On behalf of the Board of Regents and USG, I’m excited to welcome Kyle in his new role.”

Marrero said he is honored by the appointment.

“Georgia Southern University is an incredible institution and I am honored to be chosen as its 14th president,” said Marrero. “The future is full of great promise for Georgia Southern and I am looking forward to working alongside the Eagle Nation - the great students, the distinguished faculty and staff and the passionate alumni and communities – as we soar to new heights across the region, the state and beyond.”

A national search for the next president of UWG will be launched at a later date.