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March 2, 2018

WGU Texas to Host Open House at New Austin-based Headquarters

Move to New Facility in North Austin Allows University to Better Serve Growing Student Population

WHAT:

On Tuesday, March 6, WGU Texas, the state-based affiliate of online, nonprofit Western Governors University (WGU), will open its doors to the public and provide an opportunity for guests to hear from WGU leaders about the dynamic growth of this innovative higher education model. Tours of the new headquarters in the Research Park Place area of Northwest Austin will be provided.

The new, 20,000 plus-square foot facility houses the Office of the Chancellor and executive staff and includes a training room, conference and meeting rooms, and space for enrollment counselors. The move from its downtown location to a larger space in the community reflects WGU's focus on expanding its services while further serving its growing student population.

In 2017, WGU Texas awarded degrees to 1,995 students from 129 counties across the Lone Star State. Since the University's launch in Texas in 2011, more than 7,660 graduates have earned their undergraduate or graduate degrees, helping to address the state's critical workforce needs in high-demand fields such as IT, healthcare, business, and education, and WGU Texas recently moved closer to another milestone: a total student enrollment of 10,000. And later this year, WGU Texas expects to award its 10,000th degree.

WHO:

WGU President Scott Pulsipher
WGU Texas Chancellor, Dr. Steven Johnson
WGU Texas staff
WGU Texas graduates and current students
Local community members

WHEN:

Tuesday, March 6, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

WHERE:

WGU Texas
12515 Research Blvd
Building 8, Suite #250
Austin, TX 78759

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