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March 2, 2021

WGU Statement on the Confirmation of Dr. Miguel Cardona as Education Secretary

WGU is committed to removing barriers to higher education by making college more accessible and affordable for all individuals, not just a select few. Like many of WGU's students, Dr. Miguel Cardona is a first-generation college graduate, and through his work as teacher, principal, and district administrator, it’s been his top priority to address achievement disparities in education. He recognizes that for too many, the gap between talent and access to opportunity is wide. WGU shares Dr. Cardona’s commitment to bridging that gap. 

“Throughout his career, Dr. Miguel Cardona has advanced an agenda for equitable outcomes in education—something we deeply value at WGU,” said WGU President Scott Pulsipher. “Knowing this, and his reputation for having great integrity and passion for education, I am both excited and eager to see how he prioritizes students by creating more pathways to opportunity. This is a critical time in higher education, and our students desperately need us to look forward, to innovate and to work together to create policies that put learners, and their success, first.”

WGU congratulates Dr. Miguel Cardona on his appointment and welcomes the opportunity to serve together to build equity in access and attainment.

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