Board of Trustees

WGU is governed by a board of trustees made up of educators, industry leaders, and governors. As of September 2014, the trustees are:

The Honorable Jim Geringer, Chairman
Director, Policy & Public Sector, ESRI
Governor of Wyoming, 1995-2003

Frank D. Alvarez
Former President & CEO, The Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Dr. Therese (Terry) Crane
President, Crane Associates

Dr. Emily S. DeRocco
Principal, E3 Engage Educate Employ

Robert E. Evanson
Former President, McGraw Hill Education

Dr. Joe Hairston
Former Superintendent, Baltimore County Public Schools

The Honorable John Hickenlooper
Governor, State of Colorado

The Honorable Gary Herbert
Governor, State of Utah

Tammy Johns
CEO, Strategy & Talent

Dr. Robert W. Mendenhall
President, Western Governors University

Lenny Mendonca
Director of Firm Knowledge, McKinsey Global Knowledge

David Simmons
President, Simmons Media Group

Dr. Samuel H. Smith
President Emeritus, Washington State University

Dr. Blenda Wilson
Former President of California State University, Northridge