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Office of Academic Affairs

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, lrobertson@highlands.edu

Sherry New - Academic Affairs Specialist, snew@highlands.edu

Academic Deans

Dr. Michelle Boyce, Health Sciences

Melanie Largin, Interim Dean of Mathematics

Dr. Gregory Ford, Natural Sciences and Physical Education

Dr. Jon Hershey, Humanities

Dr. Alan Nichols, Social Sciences, Business and Education

Susan Vines, Interim Dean of Libraries and College Testing

Campus Deans

Dr. Todd Jones, Floyd and Heritage Hall

Leslie Johnson, Cartersville

Ken Reaves, Marietta

Julia Areh, Douglasville Site Director

Joy Hambrick, Paulding Site Director

Directors in Academic Affairs

Dr. Jesse Bishop, Center for Teaching and Excellence

Crystal Edenfield,  Program Manager for New Student and Retention Programs

Jennifer Hicks, Academic Success

Page last updated: September 21, 2017