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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...


Apr 26, 2017, 11:33 ET Four Utah Students to Receive Scholarships from WGU and Salt Lake Bees

Western Governors University (WGU) and the Salt Lake Bees are teaming up to offer scholarships that will give four Utah students a full year of...


Apr 20, 2017, 13:13 ET WGU and Utah Jazz Award Tuition for One Year to Four Students

Western Governors University (WGU) and the Utah Jazz teamed up to provide four Utah students with a full year of tuition. Awarded during halftime...


Apr 06, 2017, 12:16 ET WGU Launches Bachelor's in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

To help meet the increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals in today's workforce, Western Governors University (WGU) is now...


Apr 04, 2017, 12:39 ET WGU & Ohio Association of Community Colleges Announce Scholarships for Ohio Community College Graduates

Nonprofit, online Western Governors University (WGU) and the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) announced today a scholarship program...


Apr 04, 2017, 12:27 ET "Love Affair with Healthcare" Topic of WGU's Next Sage Talks Lecture

Sekou Andrews, a professional speaker known as a poetic voice, will speak at Western Governors University's (WGU) lecture series, Sage Talks, on...


Apr 03, 2017, 15:17 ET WGU Offers $500,000 in Scholarships for Those Who Make Today Their Someday

Western Governors University (WGU) is offering an added incentive for busy adults to stop dreaming about getting a bachelor's or master's degree...


Mar 23, 2017, 11:45 ET Dr. Rashmi Prasad to Lead WGU's College of Business

Western Governors University (WGU) has named Dr. Rashmi Prasad as the National Director and Dean of its College of Business. In this assignment,...


Mar 16, 2017, 11:49 ET New Study by Gallup--WGU Graduates Have Great Jobs and Great Lives

Gallup has released the results of a new study that compares the satisfaction and overall well-being of Western Governors University (WGU)...


Mar 13, 2017, 11:55 ET Leadership and Executive Coach to Speak at WGU Lecture Series March 27

Karen Semon, a leadership and executive coach with more than 25 years of experience, will speak at Western Governors University's (WGU) lecture...


Feb 22, 2017, 11:49 ET Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities Reaffirms WGU Accreditation

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has reaffirmed the regional accreditation of Western Governors University (WGU). The...