WGU Nevada Mission
The mission of WGU Nevada is to expand access to affordable higher education for Nevada residents through online, competency-based degree programs that address key workforce needs.
WGU Nevada Governance
WGU Nevada is a private, non-profit institution that was established by the state of Nevada in partnership with Western Governors University. WGU Nevada is led by Chancellor Spencer Stewart and an Advisory Board who reside in Nevada and provide guidance on the most effective ways the university can meet the need of Nevadans.
WGU Nevada Advisory Board
Dana Bennett, President, Nevada Mining Association
Teresa Benitez-Thompson, Co-Assistant Minority Floor Leader, Nevada Legislature
Denice Miller, Senior VP of Government Affairs, MGM Resorts International
Sandy Colón Peltyn, Principal of Marketing and Community Relations, DeSimone Consulting Engineers
Walt Rulffes, Former Superintendent, Clark County School District
Michelle Sanchez-Bickley, VP of Human Resources, Renown Health
Todd Sklamberg, CEO, Sunrise Hospital
Judy Stokey, VP of Government and Community Relations, NV Energy
WGU Nevada operates under the same governance as that of its parent institution, WGU: a Board of Trustees consisting of educators, industry leaders, and state governors.
WGU's National Advisory Board
Another crucial source of support is our National Advisory Board, made up of representatives from prestigious corporations and foundations. Members provide ongoing support and advice to the university.
Academic Program Governance
In partnership with the state of Nevada, Western Governors University provides curriculum, learning resources, mentoring, and student services to WGU Nevada. The academic programs are developed and guided by WGU administrators within several councils of scholars and industry experts.
Health Professions Program Council
Nursing Program Council
General Education Council
Business Program Council
Information Technology Program Council
Education Program Council