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    UWG summer graduation set for July 26

    By Sheryl Marlar
    As the long, hot summer of 2018 winds down, the University of West Georgia will soon celebrate approximately 663 graduates.

    Summer commencement ceremonies will be held Thursday, July 26, at 11 a.m. in The Coliseum. UWG President Kyle Marrero will confer approximately 344 undergraduate degrees and 319 graduate degrees.

    Dr. Tristan Denley will provide the keynote address for the graduates this summer.

    Serving as executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and chief academic officer at the University System of Georgia, Denley takes a hands-on approach on initiatives to impact student success.

    Most recently, his work has transformed developmental education and advising at a system scale, using a data informed approach to implement wide varieties of system scale initiatives surrounding college completion.

    Prior to moving to Georgia in 2017, Denley served as vice chancellor for academic affairs at the Tennessee Board of Regents from 2013-2017. Before that, he served as vice president for academic affairs at Austin Peay State University.

    Denley is from Penzance, England, where he earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Trinity College Cambridge. He has also held positions in Sweden and Canada before coming to the United States.

    All students from the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Education, the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Social Sciences, the Richards College of Business and the Tanner Health System School of Nursing will graduate during the 11 a.m. ceremony.

    CUTLINE: The University of West Georgia will hold its summer 2018 Commencement ceremony Thursday, July 26, at 11 a.m. at the Coliseum. More than 650 students are expected to cross the stage Thursday morning.


    UWG serves more than 13,500 students from across Georgia, 37 other states and 72 countries. Perennially ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a top national university, West Georgia offers 88 fields of study, including business, nursing, education, STEM, social sciences and the arts. It generates a regional economic impact of nearly $520 million and provides a safe, quality and affordable college experience that transforms lives.

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