WGU Texas University Governance
A Texas institution. A proven, nationally recognized education.
A Texas-Approved University on a Mission
The principal mission of WGU Texas is to expand access to affordable higher education for Texas residents through online, competency-based degree programs that address key workforce needs.
WGU Texas Governance
WGU Texas is a private, nonprofit institution that was established by the state of Texas through a partnership with Western Governors University. WGU Texas is led by a Chancellor and an Advisory Board who reside in Texas and provide guidance on the most effective ways the university can meet the needs of Texas students.
WGU Texas Advisory Board
Andres Alcantar, Chairman, Texas Workforce Commission – Austin
Jelynne LeBlanc-Burley, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, CPS Energy – San Antonio
Patricia Diaz Dennis, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Retired, AT&T – San Antonio
John Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of Educate Texas – Dallas
Bernie Francis, Owner and CEO of Business Control Systems, and First Class Caregivers, Inc. – Dallas
Reynaldo García, President and CEO of the Texas Association of Community Colleges – Austin
Karen Garza, Superintendent, Lubbock Independent School District – Lubbock
Bonnie Gonzalez, Chief Executive Officer, Workforce Solutions – McAllen
Woody Hunt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hunt Companies – El Paso
Lizzette C. González Reynolds, Chief Deputy Commissioner, Texas Education Agency
L. E. Simmons, Founder and President of SCF Partners – Houston
Lora Villarreal, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for Xerox Services – Dallas
WGU's National Advisory Board
As part of Western Governors University, WGU Texas benefits from the support of WGU’s National Advisory Board (NAB). The NAB is comprised of representatives from prestigious corporations and foundations that provide ongoing support and advice to the university. Current members include:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Hospital Corporation of America
J. Willard and Alice S.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Simmons Media Group
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
SunGard Higher Education
Wasatch Property Management
Academic Program Governance
As part of its partnership with the state of Texas, Western Governors University provides the curriculum, learning resources, mentoring, and student services for WGU Texas. The academic programs are developed and guided by WGU administrators working through several councils, which are comprised of academicians and industry experts in the various fields of knowledge.
WGU Texas Resume and Other Information
In compliance with House Bill 736, prospective students, parents, and the public can view an institutional resume for WGU Texas by clicking here.
The data used has been extracted from the Student Report (CBM001) and Graduation Report (CBM009) submitted by WGU Texas every year to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). The additional data needed (data not reported to THECB) was obtained from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
Our institutional resume can be found at www.txhighereddata.org/Interactive/Resumes. We are listed under 4-Year Career Schools. View the PDF to see annual enrollment, completion rates, tuition and fees, student/faculty ratio, funding, and more.