February 2010 Commencement

Salt Lake City, Utah
Kingsbury Hall
10 am, MST
February 20th, 2010

More than 120 graduates from 27 states attended the Winter Commencement Ceremony for Western Governors University on February 20, 2010, at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ms. Hilary Pennington, Director of Education, Postsecondary Success, and Special Initiatives for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, delivered the commencement address.

Western Governors University awarded degrees to more than 900 graduates from 48 states, the largest class of graduates to date. The degrees included 530 undergraduate and 458 graduate degrees. WGU holds graduation ceremonies twice each year. Students and graduates who were not able to attend the ceremony were able to watch the event via live video stream. Video of the ceremony will soon be available here. Please check back.

Congratulations to all of our graduates!

View a PDF version of the 2010 Winter Commencement Program.


Speaker Segments:

Hilary Pennington, Director of Education, Postsecondary Success, and Special Initiatives for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Alex John, BA Interdisciplinary Studies


David Cooper, BS Business Management


Shannon Klieves, BA Interdisciplinary Studies


Heather Cunningham, MBA


Video of complete ceremony (112:31 min.)