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Scott Pulsipher

Scott Pulsipher serves as president of nonprofit Western Governors University (WGU), the nation’s first and largest competency-based university, leading all academic, operational, and organizational functions.

Pulsipher came to WGU in 2016 and blends a personal drive for making a difference in the lives of individuals and families through education and a passion for technology-powered innovation. At WGU, he is driving continuous innovation to improve student outcomes by focusing on rapidly advancing curriculum quality, new faculty models, data-driven learning, and an innovative cost model. In 2020, EdTech Digest named him one of the Top 100 Influencers in EdTech.

Executive Leadership

School Leadership

  • Stacey Ludwig Johnson

    Stacey Ludwig Johnson, Ph.D. | Senior Vice President of Western Governors University and Executive Dean of the School of Education
  • Paul Bingham

    Paul Bingham | Western Governors University’s College of IT, VP & Dean
  • Mitsu Frazier

    Senior Vice President and Executive Dean of the School of Business at Western Governors University
  • Keith Smith

    Keith Smith | Senior Vice President of the Michael O. Leavitt School of Health