Chancellor's Biography

Dr. Spencer Stewart, Chancellor, WGU Nevada

Chancellor Spencer D. Stewart

Chancellor Spencer D. Stewart joins WGU Nevada after spending the last 14 years building Nevada State College, Nevada’s first four-year college, beginning the establishment of a middle – or state college – tier within Nevada’s public system of higher education.

While at Nevada State College, Stewart was intimately involved in the development, management, and operations of the college, beginning with four full-time employees and 177 students in 2001-02 with an annual budget of $500,000 and evolving to more than 175 full-time employees and 3,500 students in 2015 with an annual budget of approximately $20 million.

Stewart earned a doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University.

A native Nevadan, Stewart resides in Henderson with his wife and three children.

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