INDIANAPOLIS – Western Governors University (WGU) announced today that higher education veteran Alison Bell has been appointed WGU Indiana Chancellor. Bell brings more than 20 years of higher education leadership experience to the position, including four years of prior experience with WGU as general manager of WGU Indiana operations from 2010-2014.
“I’m honored and excited to return to WGU Indiana as Chancellor, to sustain and grow the University’s commitment to helping Hoosiers return to college to fulfill their dream of degree completion and career advancement,” said Bell. “I look forward to building on the strong foundation WGU Indiana has built over the past eight years, continuing to advance the university’s mission in our state.”
“Alison Bell’s higher education experience, particularly her commitment and contribution to student success, aligns perfectly with WGU’s mission to expand higher education access, affordability, and outcomes,” said WGU President Scott Pulsipher. “We are excited to welcome her back to the WGU team.”
Bell earned a B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University and a M.A. in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University. She most recently served as Director of Degree Completion at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.