University History Project

The Department of Art, History, & Philosophy’s Center for Public History directs the University History Project, an endeavor devoted to the collection and preservation of the institution’s rich history.

Commencing Spring of 2016, the multi-year project is guided by Center faculty and student researchers. As an interdisciplinary venture, the project facilitates collaboration among various academic departments and administrative divisions, as well as between faculty, staff, retirees, students, and alumni. Furthermore, the University History Project reinforces UWG’s commitment to community engagement and academic excellence by highlighting the university’s central position in the west Georgia community and emphasizing the unwavering tradition of dedication to student and faculty success.

Mission Statement

The University History Project documents, preserves, and shares the university’s past. The project connects former, present, and future students, as well as the broader university and regional community, to the school’s rich heritage.

Vision Statement

We believe that knowledge of the past enriches our community. Our vision is to inspire students, staff, faculty, and alumni to recognize the role they play in shaping UWG’s history. Through our experience at West Georgia, we share a common legacy and lifetime connection.