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Sep 22, 2017, 16:01 ET WGU and Real Salt Lake Award Four Students Tuition for One Year

Western Governors University (WGU) and Real Salt Lake (RSL) teamed up to grant scholarships worth a year's tuition to four local students last...


Sep 18, 2017, 11:34 ET Dr. Steven Johnson Joins WGU Texas as Chancellor

Western Governors University (WGU) announced today that Dr. Steven E. Johnson will lead WGU Texas as Chancellor, effective September 18. Johnson...


Sep 12, 2017, 12:30 ET WGU Offers $200,000 in Scholarships for Women in Technology

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in the male-dominated IT field are projected to grow by 12% (about 488,500 new jobs) through...


Sep 08, 2017, 11:23 ET WGU and Salt Lake Bees Award Tuition for One Year to Four Students

Western Governors University (WGU) and the Salt Lake Bees teamed up to grant scholarships worth a year's tuition to four local students last Friday...


Sep 07, 2017, 12:52 ET WGU College of Business a Candidate for Key Business School Accreditation

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recently announced that Western Governors University (WGU) is a candidate for...


Aug 31, 2017, 11:36 ET The Power of Attitude: Award-Winning Principal to Speak on Transforming Schools at Sage Talks

Principal Baruti Kafele, an urban educator with more than 20 years of experience, a Milken National Educator Awardee, and author, will speak at...


Aug 29, 2017, 12:44 ET Shriners Hospitals for Children and WGU Announce New Partnership

Shriners Hospitals for Children®, one of the nation's most recognized names in pediatric specialty care for children, recently announced a national...


Aug 23, 2017, 09:00 ET WGU Offers $16,000 in Tuition Scholarships to OneMain Financial Employees Nationwide

WGU made $16,000 in scholarships available today for OneMain Financial employees across the nation. Eight scholarships will be available, at a...


Aug 09, 2017, 12:49 ET NASA Astronaut and Hubble Space Telescope Technician to Speak at WGU Sage Talks

Story Musgrave, former NASA astronaut, surgeon, and professor of design, will speak at Western Governors University's (WGU) lecture series, Sage...


Jul 25, 2017, 11:52 ET WGU and Cybersecurity Diversity Foundation Team Up to Offer Scholarships

Western Governors University (WGU) and the Cybersecurity Diversity Foundation (CDF) are partnering to award scholarships for two full years of...


Jul 21, 2017, 12:54 ET Western Governors University Appoints Two New Board Members

Western Governors University (WGU) has tapped two leaders in 21st century education to serve on the nonprofit, online university's Board of...


Jul 13, 2017, 12:25 ET WGU to Honor More than 10,000 Graduates at 33rd Semi-Annual Commencement

Western Governors University (WGU) will recognize more than 10,000 graduates at the university's 33rd semi-annual commencement ceremony on July 15...


Jul 12, 2017, 15:37 ET Founding Governors to Join Western Governors University to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

The founders of Western Governors University (WGU)—including former Utah Governor and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt,...


Jul 10, 2017, 14:28 ET WGU Offers $500,000 in Smart Choice Scholarships

To help students better afford investing in their future through education, Western Governors University (WGU) is now offering 250 Smart Choice...


Jul 06, 2017, 11:26 ET Clayton Christensen, Disruptive Innovation Expert and Author, to Speak at WGU's 20th Anniversary Commencement

Clayton M. Christensen, author, innovator, and Harvard Business professor, will speak at Western Governors University's summer commencement...


Jun 28, 2017, 12:40 ET Dr. Marni Baker Stein, University of Texas Chief Innovation Officer, to Join WGU as Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Western Governors University (WGU) has appointed Dr. Marni Baker Stein as Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Stein joins WGU with more than 20...


Jun 20, 2017, 16:44 ET WGU Offers Exclusive Scholarships for SHRM Members

Competency-based education leader Western Governors University (WGU) is expanding access to its online degree programs by offering 2 full-tuition...


Jun 06, 2017, 12:37 ET WGU and RSL to Award One Year of Full Tuition to Four Utah Students

Western Governors University (WGU) and Real Salt Lake (RSL) are teaming up to provide four Utah students with scholarships worth a full year of...


Jun 05, 2017, 14:29 ET Former Amazon Executive to Lead Technology for WGU

Nonprofit, online Western Governors University (WGU) has named Boyd Bischoff as its new Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of...


May 23, 2017, 14:24 ET WGU Awarded 9th Consecutive Best of State Medal for Best Online Education

For the 9th year in a row, Western Governors University (WGU) has been awarded Utah's Best of State medal for best online education. WGU's...


May 18, 2017, 14:38 ET WGU Named "Best Value School" for Fourth Consecutive Year

For the fourth consecutive year, nonprofit, online Western Governors University (WGU) has been recognized by University Research & Review (URR)...


May 09, 2017, 13:00 ET WGU Shows Appreciation for Teachers by Offering $200,000 in Scholarships

In conjunction with Teacher Appreciation Week, nonprofit Western Governors University (WGU) is offering 100 scholarships to current and aspiring...


May 08, 2017, 12:53 ET High School Girls Across Southern Utah Gather to Prepare for Future Tech Careers

The Women Tech Council today launched their first STEM-activation event in southern Utah to provide high school girls across the region access to...


May 04, 2017, 12:14 ET WGU Loves Nurses: Offering $200,000 in Scholarships

Western Governors University (WGU) is kicking of National Nurses Week by offering up to $200,000 in scholarships for nurses across the nation who...


May 03, 2017, 12:39 ET International Distance Learning Association Recognizes WGU for Excellence in Delivering 21st Century Distance Education

For the seventh time, the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) has honored Western Governors University (WGU) with a 21st Century...