UWG Newnan History
At the University of West Georgia-Newnan, we offer university courses for students who want to begin and/or continue their education locally. Students may see an advisor, register for courses via Banweb, order books online, and pay fees online at the University of West Georgia-Newnan. In an effort to accommodate the course schedule needs of both traditional and nontraditional students, classes are scheduled in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Students may attend full or part time.
Through a cooperative effort by the University of West Georgia, Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, Coweta County Board of Education, and other business, civic and educational leaders in Newnan and Coweta County, the UWG Newnan was established and approved by the Board of Regents in August 1988. Classes began at the Newnan High School with 15 students in 2 classes. In 1990, classes moved to the Georgia Power Shenandoah Environment & Education Center. The 14-acre Center in the Shenandoah Industrial Park was purchased from Georgia Power Company by the Coweta County Commission in 1998. In August 2009, the UWG Newnan held a ceremony marking the transfer of ownership of the UWG Newnan property from the Coweta County Commission to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.