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SCOTT D. PULSIPHER
Scott Pulsipher serves as President of Western Governors University, leading all academic and organizational functions.
Tech Education | Disruptive Innovation | Higher Education Access | Higher Education Innovation | E-Commerce | Product Management | Strategy
MARNI BAKER STEIN, PH.D.
Provost, Chief Academic Officer
Dr. Marni Baker Stein serves as Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Western Governors University, developing and implementing programs that improve student access and success in higher education.
Competency-based Education | Innovation | Higher Education | E-Learning | Instructional Design | Distance Learning | Leadership
Vice President, Financial Aid
Bob Collins serves as Vice President of Financial Aid at Western Governors University.
Financial Literacy | Student Debt | Leadership | Higher Education | Student Financial Aid | Responsible Borrowing
SARAH DEMARK, PH.D.
Vice President, Program Development
Sarah DeMark serves as Vice President of Academic Programs at Western Governors University.
Competency-based Education | Innovative Learning and Assessment Models | Strategic & Analytical Leadership | Driver of Learning & Business Outcomes
DEBORAH ELDRIDGE, ED.D.
Dean and Academic Vice President, Teachers College
Dr. Deborah Eldridge serves as Academic Vice President for Western Governors University’s Teachers College.
Teacher Evaluation | Early Literacy | Teacher Education | Accreditation | Curriculum Design | Higher Education | Teaching | Multilingual Education
Senior Vice President, Student Success
Debbie Fowler serves as Senior Vice President of Student Success at Western Governors University.
Student Lifecycle and Curriculum | Leadership and Team Building | Research and Data-Analysis | Course Evaluation and Operations | Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) | Admissions Standards
President, WGU Advancement
Annalisa Holcombe serves as President of WGU Advancement — the official fundraising arm of WGU Western Governors University.
Fundraising and Development | Community Relations | Alumni Relations | Strategic Planning | Professional Mentoring and Coaching | College and University Governance
JAN JONES-SCHENK, DHSC, RN, NE-BC
Dean and Academic Vice President, College of Health Professions
Dr. Jan Jones-Schenk serves as Academic Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Western Governors University’s College of Health Professions.
Social & Emotional Learning | Public Speaking | Nursing Education | Health Education | Healthcare | Nurse Leadership
Vice President, Design and Development
Joann Kozyrev serves as Vice President of Design and Development at Western Governors University.
Competency-Based Program Design | Design Thinking in Program Design | Optimized Learner Pathways | Activity-Driven Design | Teaming and Communication for Curricular Change | Credential Design | Stackable Credentials | Skills-Driven Design | Delivering Value in Online Learning
ELKE M. LEEDS, PH.D.
Dean and Academic Vice President, College of IT
Dr. Elke Leeds serves as Dean and Academic Vice President for Western Governors University’s College of Information Technology.
Information Technology | E-Learning | Distance Learning | Leadership | Cybersecurity
Vice President, Institutional Research
Jason Levin serves as Vice President of Institutional Research at Western Governors University.
Learning Sciences | Leadership | Competency-based Education | Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery | Data Analytics | Data Warehousing
Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Technology
David Morales serves as CIO and Senior Vice President of Technology at Western Governors University.
Product and Process Development | Education Technology | Cloud Applications
Vice President, Student Experience
Natalie Murray serves as the Vice President for Student Experience at Western Governors University.
Program Strategy | Design, Development, Evaluation | Education Learning Technology | Student Lifecycle and Curriculum | Product Design & Development | Product Implementation | Curriculum Development and Design | Practical Learning | Innovation | Leadership and Team Building | Research and Data-Analysis | Project Budget and P&L
President of WGU Academy
Pat Partridge serves as President of WGU Academy, specializing in college readiness, workforce development and employee upskilling, and innovation in higher education.
Adult Education | Distance Learning | Higher Education | Leadership | Marketing | E-Learning | Marketing Strategy
RASHMI PRASAD, PH.D.
Dean and Academic Vice President, College of Business
Dr. Rashmi Prasad serves as Dean and Academic Vice President for Western Governors University's College of Business.
Corporate Social Responsibility | Economic & Financial Data | Business | Teaching | Research | Public Speaking | Big Data & Analytics