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Southern Wesleyan University Gains Georgia Approval

    07.10.17 | Academics

    The State of Georgia NonPublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC) granted approval to Southern Wesleyan University to operate learning and recruiting centers within the State of Georgia.

    Southern Wesleyan will now be authorized to recruit students for seven degree programs, ranging from the general studies associate degree to the master’s degree in business of administration. The next phase of this process is securing a location within Georgia to begin recruiting students for online programs and exploring future learning sites.

    Southern Wesleyan University President Dr. Todd Voss is enthusiastic about Georgia’s authorization and looks forward to extending the university’s philosophy of inventive learning in a Christian environment to a wider area.

    “To be recognized by the state of Georgia and to partner with them on high-quality and high-touch programs that will meet important needs of our Georgia friends is such a blessing. Considering our years of service on the border with our North Augusta site and more recently our online programs, SWU is a household name for scores of Georgia residents already. But now, we can also call Georgia home,” Voss said. “This is a game changer for SWU and the state of Georgia and we couldn’t be happier.”

    “This approval marks a significant event in the university’s more than 30-year history of offering flexible, faith-based opportunities to adults,” said Dr. Tonya Strickland, Southern Wesleyan University provost.

    “This is a great opportunity for Southern Wesleyan University to serve Georgia residents with Christ-centered academic programs,” said Chad Peters, the university’s vice president for enrollment management. “Our adult evening and online programs are specifically designed to allow students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree while still meeting personal and professional responsibilities.”

    “This is an exciting time for the university. We look forward to meeting the needs of our AGS students in Georgia and beyond,” said Jason Norton, regional director for enrollment and academic services at Southern Wesleyan’s North Augusta education center, located near the Georgia state line.

    GNPEC operates under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, which provides that a postsecondary educational institution must apply for and be granted a Certificate of Authorization before beginning operation or advertising in Georgia.

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    With regional education centers conveniently located across South Carolina, as well as fully online programs for select degrees, Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. For details about degree programs, visit

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