Home > President's Message
Printer Friendly Version

Office of the President

Message from Dr. Renva Watterson, Interim President
I want to welcome you to Georgia Highlands College, a regional institution that is part of the University System of Georgia, with instructional campuses in five Northwest Georgia counties: Bartow, Cobb, Douglas, Floyd and Paulding. We have Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges approval to offer four-year baccalaureate degrees, in addition to our current associate degrees. We are proud of our state college status, as we look forward to opening the RN-BSN Bridge Program in August 2013. Yet, I want to assure you that we have not lost sight of our most important goals for students: ACCESS to an affordable, high-quality college education and SUCCESS in an environment where faculty, staff and administrators are dedicated to engaged, empowered teaching and learning. 

This is such an exciting time in the life of Georgia Highlands College. In fact, it’s the perfect time for you to look around, register for, get involved in and venture out into all sorts of new intellectual, social, critical thinking and problem solving territories. We are ready for you in our classrooms and laboratories, on our playing fields and courts, in our field and service learning experiences, and among our civic and community partnerships. The missing piece may be you. Please accept this invitation to take full advantage of every enriching academic and student service available to you. I guarantee you that there’s plenty of opportunity awaiting you here.

I hope you know how pleased I am that you are looking into Georgia Highlands College and that I stand ready to support you in your journey, wherever that may lead. With confidence, I am joined in this by every individual in the employ of this College. We all take educational access and success seriously. We’ve been doing this work for 42 years, since the College opened in 1970. So now, as Rilke wrote, let us welcome the new year---full of things that have never been.


Renva Watterson

Page last updated: January 29, 2013