Georgia Highlands College

Vice President for Academic Affairs  - Renva Watterson, Ed.D


Welcome to Georgia Highlands College and thanks for visiting us online! Education is the key to achieving personal and professional goals, and Georgia Highlands College is proud to be a part of the life-long learning process. Students come to GHC to take academic credit classes to complete an associates degree in either a career program (Dental Hygiene, Human Services, or Nursing), in preparation for transfer to a four-year institution, or to complete a four-year degree in Nursing.

Georgia Highlands College is a state college and access institution of the University System of Georgia and, as such, offers students many benefits including low tuition, high quality classes that correspond to those in other institutions within the University System, thus facilitating transfer. We understand the importance of community and personal involvement in the educational process, and we recognize that technology is a vital part of today’s world. We strive to incorporate technological considerations into our classes, schedules, services, and activities. We also offer a wide array of online and hybrid courses. From our dedicated instructors and intimate campus settings to our innovative instructional technology and flexible course offerings, meeting students' needs is our utmost objective. The college locations serve students in a number of counties in Northwest Georgia.  If you are a current student at Georgia Highlands College, we are privileged to have you in our institution. If you are considering us for your educational endeavors, we look forward to being a part of your future. Sincerely,

Renva Watterson, Ed.D.,
Vice President for Academic Affairs


Support Staff


Lillian Robertson - Senior Administrative Assistant,

Sherry New - Academic Affairs Specialist,

Academic Deans

Dr. Tim Floyd, Mathematics

Dr. Jon Hershey, Humanities

Dr. Gregory Ford, Natural Sciences and Physical Education

Dr. Diane Langston, eLearning

Dr. Alan Nichols, Social Sciences, Business and Education

Susan Vines, Interim Dean of Libraries and College Testing

Dr. Michelle Boyce, Health Sciences

Campus Deans

Dr. Todd Jones, Floyd and Heritage Hall

Leslie Johnson, Cartersville

Connie Watjen, Paulding and Douglasville

Ken Reaves, Marietta

Directors in Academic Affairs

Jennifer Hicks, Academic Success

Crystal Edenfield,  Program Manager for New Student and Retention Programs

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