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WGU North Carolina Promotes Philyaw-Rogers to Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager

Tenita Philyaw-Rogers will have expanded duties across the Southeast.

Aug 2, 2022

DURHAM, N.C. — WGU North Carolina, celebrating its fifth anniversary as an affiliate of accredited online nonprofit Western Governors University, has announced that Tenita Philyaw-Rogers has been promoted to the position of Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager. In her nearly three years with the university, Philyaw-Rogers has formed partnerships with community and technical colleges and education organizations across North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.

Philyaw-Rogers has more than 25 years of experience in higher education. Prior to joining WGU North Carolina, she served as Director of Transfer Articulation for the University of North Carolina System and Director of Transfer Services for North Carolina Central University. She was recently appointed to the North Carolina Community College Advising Board. Philyaw-Rogers earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in American history from North Carolina State University and her Master of Arts degree in American history with a minor in education from North Carolina Central University.

“Tenita has been an outstanding representative of WGU and has forged innovative partnerships creating new pathways for higher education attainment across North Carolina,” said Ben Coulter, Ed.D., Chancellor of WGU North Carolina. “In her new role, she will work on developing state-level agreements and strengthening relationships with community colleges across the Southeast.”

Designed for working adults, WGU offers an asynchronous, competency-based model that allows students to log in and access coursework at a time convenient for them, and to accelerate at their own pace. Tuition is around $4,000 per six-month term for most undergraduate degree programs, and each student is assigned a program mentor from their field of study.

WGU has more than 3,800 students currently enrolled in North Carolina and more than 6,300 graduates living across all 100 counties in the state. For more information, visit

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