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May 24, 2021

WGU Washington Welcomes President of Northwest Indian College to Advisory Board

Justin Guillory joins online university’s advisory board with commitment to equitable access

KENT– Today, online, nonprofit WGU Washington named Justin Guillory, Northwest Indian College (NWIC) president, as the newest member of the university’s advisory board. Guillory brings more than 20 years of experience in higher education.

“Justin’s background in higher education and commitment to strengthening communities is impressive and aligns well with the mission of the university to expand access to affordable higher education,” said Dr. Tonya Drake, WGU Washington’s chancellor and regional vice president. “I am thrilled to have Justin’s expertise on the board.”

WGU Washington recently announced a partnership with NWIC to offer graduates of the Bellingham-based college pathways to online university degree programs. The partnership extends a generous transfer credit policy to NWIC alumni enrolling at WGU Washington.

Guillory has served as president of NWIC for nearly nine years. Prior to his current role, Guillory was the dean of extended campuses and dean of academics and distance learning at the main campus in Bellingham on the Lummi reservation.

Guillory completed a bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Sports Management at Eastern Washington University. He has a master’s degree in education administration and a doctorate in higher education administration from Washington State University (WSU).

“As a lifelong learner committed to student success, I am honored to be appointed to WGU Washington’s advisory board,” said Dr. Justin Guillory, president of NWIC. “I’m proud to join the advisory board and contribute to the important impact the university is making in this state.”

WGU Washington’s advisory board helps guide the growth and development of Washington’s only legislatively endorsed, online university. In addition to Guillory, the board consists of:

  • Marty Brown, Retired Executive Director, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC)
  • Al Davis, Principal, Revitalization Partners
  • Dr. Michael Dunn, Superintendent of NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101
  • Dr. Jean Hernandez, President Emeritus, Edmonds Community College
  • Heather Lewis, Managing Partner, Red Maple Strategies
  • Steven Maheshwary, Director of Economic Development and Lead for the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Sector, State of Washington
  • Steve Mullin, President, Washington Roundtable
  • Bill Poppy, Retired Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • Mike Schindler, CEO Operation Military Family Cares and Co-Founder at Integrated Telehealth Solutions WA
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