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UWG names new president
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UWG names new president

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Dr. Kyle Marrero has been named the seventh president of the University of West Georgia.

Marrero is currently vice president for university advancement at the University of West Florida, Pensacola. He will replace Dr. Beheruz Sethna, who announced his retirement in August.

"I am delighted that Dr. Kyle Marrero will be taking over leadership at the University of West Georgia," Georgia Board of Regents chair William "Dink" NeSmith said in a statement. "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."

In his current position, Marrero provides leadership in a number of areas, including alumni relations, development, communications, marketing and the University of West Florida Foundation. Under his direction, the university has recorded a 20 percent increase in enrollment.

Marrero is a trained musician who has also served as chair of the music department and director of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of West Florida. He has taught voice, opera and conducting at schools in Louisiana, Michigan and Ohio.

He earned bachelor and master of music degrees from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in vocal performance from the University of Michigan.

"I am thrilled to be joining the University of West Georgia team, the Carrollton community and the University System of Georgia," Marrero said in a statement. "This is a crucial time in the institution's history and I am honored to have been selected as UWG's next president."

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