University of West Georgia President Leaving to Head Arkansas State University System

In a surprise announcement, University of West Georgia President, Dr. Brendan Kelly, has revealed that he will be leaving his position to take on a new role as the head of the Arkansas State University system. This news has sent shockwaves throughout the university community, as Dr. Kelly has been a beloved and respected leader during his tenure at UWG.

Dr. Kelly has served as the president of the University of West Georgia since 2017, and during his time, he has overseen significant growth and development on campus. Under his leadership, the university has seen an increase in enrollment, improved academic programs, and enhanced campus facilities. His commitment to student success and community engagement has earned him widespread praise from students, faculty, and staff alike.

The Arkansas State University system, which comprises five campuses across the state, has chosen Dr. Kelly to lead its efforts in providing high-quality education to students in Arkansas. As the new head of the system, Dr. Kelly will be responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the university, working with state lawmakers to secure funding, and building partnerships with local businesses and communities.

While Dr. Kelly’s departure is a loss for the University of West Georgia, his new role presents an exciting opportunity for him to make a broader impact on higher education in the region. “I am honored to have had the privilege of serving as president of the University of West Georgia,” Dr. Kelly said in a statement. “I am excited to take on this new challenge and work with the Arkansas State University system to provide opportunities for students across the state.”

The University of West Georgia has announced that it will begin a national search for Dr. Kelly’s replacement, with an interim president expected to be appointed in the coming weeks. As the university community bids farewell to Dr. Kelly, they will undoubtedly remember his dedication to student success and his tireless efforts to build a stronger, more vibrant institution.

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