Dr. Kyle Marrero started as Georgia Southern University’s 14th president on April 1, 2019. Previously, he was president of the University of West Georgia, where he consistently worked to honor the past while forging a new West Georgia. Under his guidance since 2013, the university built a culture of high performance and data-informed decision-making by focusing on a new strategic plan (2014-2020) and assessment methodology aligned with UWG’s new strategic imperatives: Student Success, Academic Success, Partnership Success and Operational Success.
Prior to his appointment at West Georgia, Dr. Marrero served as vice president for university advancement at the University of West Florida, overseeing the university’s integrated marketing communications efforts, fundraising, development and alumni relations’ activities. His background in the arts has taken him to 10 foreign countries as an artistic ambassador for the United States Embassies and 40 states as a singer and stage director. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in vocal performance from Bowling Green State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan. He has been married to nationally acclaimed opera singer Dr. Jane Redding for 24 years and they are blessed with a beautiful daughter, Lily.