Dr. Kyle Marrero, vice president for University Advancement at the University of West Florida, Pensacola, was named as the seventh president of the University of West Georgia by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
Marrero will assume his new post on July 1, 2013, according to Board of Regents Chair “Dink” NeSmith.
“I am delighted that Dr. Kyle Marrero will be taking over leadership at the University of West Georgia as its new president,” NeSmith said. “He inherits a strong institution thanks to the outstanding work over many years of retiring President Dr. Beheruz Sethna. Dr. Marrero brings a set of unique talents, skills and experience that should build upon the foundation constructed by Dr. Sethna. We look forward to his leadership as he works with the university, the community and the Board of Regents to move West Georgia to a new level of academic excellence.”
University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby said, “This is a great choice for the University of West Georgia. Throughout the search process, Dr. Marrero engaged the campus, the members of the search committees and the Board of Regents with his enthusiasm and his sense of purpose. He brings a wide range of experience that will be very beneficial to his work to advance the mission of the university across many fronts.”
Marrero said, “I am thrilled to be joining the University of West Georgia team, the Carrollton community and the University System of Georgia. My family and I are looking forward to being immersed into the community and making many new friends. This is a great opportunity to enhance fundraising, to tell the story of why UWG is distinctive, and help implement the strategic goals of the institution and the system. This is a crucial time in the institution’s history and I am honored to have been selected as UWG’s next President.”