Nonprofit Online University Appoints 13 State Leaders
AUSTIN An innovative newcomer to Texas higher education, online university WGU Texas, is tapping key state leaders from business, education, healthcare and public policy to serve on its Advisory Board.
Members will provide advice and counsel to WGU Texas’ chancellor, Dr. Mark David Milliron, to help shape the future direction of the university, established by the state last fall. The nonprofit institution is self sufficient on tuition and does not receive state funding.
WGU Texas Advisory Board members will play a lead role in guiding the university’s support of economic development in Texas by advancing this new option for adult students to complete affordable, graduate and undergraduate degrees. In addition, the advisory board will help identify and develop partnerships with lead employers to help meet state workforce needs.
Board members are invited to serve for three-year terms, bringing expertise that aligns with the university’s four colleges and 50 industry-relevant accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, information technology, health professions, including nursing, and teacher education.
The newly-appointed Advisory Board members are:
“We are fortunate to have this diverse and accomplished group of leaders help guide our important first years in the state. Their collective expertise and in-depth industry insight will be invaluable as we position WGU Texas to help thousands of Texans successfully take the pathway to possibility that is higher education,” said Chancellor Milliron.