Western Governors University

Western Governors University Western Governors University

4001 700 E #700, Salt Lake City, 84107, UT, US



Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves more than 115,000 students nationwide and has more than 135,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation’s leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. In just 21 years, the university has become a leading influence in changing the lives of individuals and families, and preparing the workforce needed in today’s rapidly evolving economy. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and was featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. Learn more at www.wgu.edu.




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Experts (11)

Scott D. Pulsipher

Scott D. Pulsipher


Scott Pulsipher serves as president of nonprofit Western Governors University, leading all academic and organizational functions.

Tech Education Disruptive Innovation Higher Education Access Higher Education Innovation E-Commerce Product Management Strategy Leadership Public Speaking

Marni Baker Stein, Ph.D.

Marni Baker Stein, Ph.D.

Provost, Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Marni Baker Stein has expertise in developing and implementing programs that improve student access and success in higher education.

Competency-based Education Innovation Higher Education E-Learning Instructional Design Distance Learning Leadership

Bob Collins

Bob Collins

Vice President, Financial Aid

Bob Collins has over 35 years of experience in student financial aid administration and serves as WGU's Vice President for Financial Aid.

Financial Literacy Student Debt Leadership Higher Education Student Financial Aid Responsible Borrowing

Rashmi Prasad, Ph.D.

Rashmi Prasad, Ph.D.

Dean and Academic Vice President, College of Business

Dr. Rashmi Prasad is Dean and Academic Vice President of Western Governors University's College of Business.

Corporate Social Responsbility Economic & Financial Data Business Teaching Research Public Speaking Big Data & Analytics Business Ethics

Jan Jones-Schenk, DHSc, RN, NE-BC

Jan Jones-Schenk, DHSc, RN, NE-BC

Dean and Academic Vice President, College of Health Professions

Dr. Jones-Schenk is the academic vice president for the College of Health Professions and chief nursing officer at WGU.

Social & Emotional Learning Public Speaking Nursing Education Health Education Healthcare Nurse Leadership

Elke M. Leeds, Ph.D.

Elke M. Leeds, Ph.D.

Dean and Academic Vice President, College of IT

Dr. Elke Leeds is Dean and Academic Vice President of the College of Information Technology at Western Governors University (WGU).

Information Technology E-Learning Distance Learning Leadership Cybersecurity

Deborah Eldridge, Ed.D.

Deborah Eldridge, Ed.D.

Dean and Academic Vice President, Teachers College

Dr. Eldridge is an expert in program strategy, curriculum development, accreditation, and licensure for teacher education.

Teacher Evaluation Early Literacy Teacher Education Accreditation Curriculum Design Higher Education Teaching Multilingual Education Alternative Routes to Licensure

Jason Levin

Jason Levin

Vice President, Institutional Research

Jason Levin is Vice President of Institutional Research at Western Governors University

Learning Sciences Leadership Competency-based Education Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Data Analytics Data Warehousing Business Intelligence

Sarah DeMark, Ph.D.

Sarah DeMark, Ph.D.

Vice President, Portfolio Strategy and Program Development

Sarah DeMark joined nonprofit Western Governors University (WGU) in September 2014, and serves as the Vice President of Academic Programs.

Competency-based Education Innovative Learning and Assessment Models Strategic & Analytical Leadership Driver of Learning & Business Outcomes

David  Morales

David Morales

Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Technology

As WGU's CIO and Senior VP of Technology, David leads IT and shapes WGU's Ed Tech agenda, including product management and cloud services.

Product and Process Development Education Technology Cloud Applications