ST. LOUIS, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WGU Missouri announced the appointment of Anne Klein to the WGU Missouri Advisory Board. As a private, nonprofit institution established by the state of Missouri, WGU Missouri works in partnership with its parent institution, Western Governors University. The Advisory Board is comprised of individuals who reside in Missouri and provide guidance on the most effective ways the university can meet the core mission of economic development in the state.
"We are so pleased to have Anne join our Advisory Board during this time of exciting growth for the university," said Dr. Angie Besendorfer, WGU Missouri Chancellor. "Anne's leadership experience and track record of proven results in the St. Louis community will be a great asset to promoting our mission in the state."
As Vice President for Education Strategies at the St. Louis Regional Chamber, Klein is leading a collaborative effort to increase post-secondary educational attainment. Prior to joining the Chamber Team, Klein was Assistant Director of the St. Louis County Department of Parks & Recreation, advising the County Executive on policy issues that affect the strategic direction of the administration. Formerly, she was Director of Sustainability in the Office of the St. Louis County Executive. Previous positions in her career include: Senior Project Manager for the Community Program Development Corp.; Director of Policy Development for St. Charles County Government; and Director of Government Affairs for the Home Builders Association in St. Louis.
Klein holds a master's degree in Public Policy from American University and a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from the University of Vermont.
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About WGU Missouri
WGU Missouri is a competency-based, online university created to expand access to higher education for Missouri residents. The university offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. WGU Missouri faculty members serve as mentors, working one-on-one with students, offering guidance, support, and individualized instruction.
Established through a partnership with nationally recognized Western Governors University, WGU Missouri is open to all qualified Missouri residents. The university is nonprofit and self-sustaining on flat-rate tuition of about $6,000 per year for most programs.
Degrees are granted under the accreditation of Western Governors University, which is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Teachers College programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE*).
More information is available at missouri.wgu.edu or by calling 855.948.8493.
*Western Governors University offers nursing programs that are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 5380, Washington DC 20036, 202-877-6791).
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