ST. LOUIS, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WGU Missouri announced the appointment of Ruth Pullins 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 Ruth join our Advisory Board during this time of exciting growth for the university," said Dr. Angie Besendorfer, WGU Missouri Chancellor. "Ruth's strong background and leadership experience in human resources as well as her passion for people make her a natural fit for helping WGU Missouri make a greater impact for Missourians."
Pullins serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer at Truman Medical Centers. She previously served in the same role at The University of Kansas Physicians where she oversaw strategic planning and organizational development, communication, employee development, pension and employee benefits. She completed undergraduate studies in Human Resource Management at Friends University and earned a graduate degree in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas. Pullins holds SPHR certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute and a CPLR certification from the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association. She also serves on the governance structure committee for the National Parkinson Foundation, Heartland, and previously held a director role for the Society for Human Resource Management – Kansas City Chapter.
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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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