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In the summer of 1997, 19 U.S. governors signed our articles of incorporation and Western Governors University was born. WGU launched with the goal of providing thousands of students access to education that was neither limited by place nor measured by time.
The WGU History Bytes are a collection of images from the WGU Archive and brought to you by our 20th Anniversary Celebration committee.
In 1998, AT&T awarded WGU a $500,000 grant, demonstrating their commitment to innovation in higher education.
In March 2003, WGU launched the Teachers College, addressing a critical shortage of qualified teachers across the nation.
In 1996, Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer presented the slick, new WGU website at the Western Governors' Association meeting.
This image, from a 1998 WGU brochure, is a whimsical visualization for how WGU leveraged technology and enabled students to learn.
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