WGU Indiana Hires New Strategic Partnerships Manager



WGU Indiana today announces that Antonette Burroughs has been named a Strategic Partnerships Manager. Burroughs has served as a Program Mentor with the nonprofit, online university in the College of Business for more than three years. She also brings more than seven years of experience working directly in partnership development and management across different industries.


Burrough’s primary role as a Strategic Partnerships Manager (SPM) is to sustain and develop new relationships with local companies, organizations and municipalities to provide higher education and degree completion opportunities to their employees and members throughout the state of Indiana. Promoting the value of WGU’s educational programs, Strategic Partnerships Managers develop connections with employers to benefit both the university and its local partners with workforce development through continuing education.


“We are delighted to welcome Antonette to our Strategic Partnerships team,” said Alison Bell, WGU Indiana Chancellor. “From her experience as a WGU Program Mentor, Antonette has firsthand knowledge regarding student needs, challenges they face pursuing postsecondary education, and how strategic partnerships support and enable educational and career pathways.”


Prior to joining WGU as a Program Mentor in 2019, Burroughs taught at Ivy Tech Community College in the College of Business as an adjunct. She also worked throughout Indiana as a pharmaceutical specialty representative for top pharmaceutical companies. In the early 2000s, Antonette worked in Global Alliances for Oracle Corporation managing key partnerships.  


“As a Program Mentor, I saw how WGU changes lives for the better and what it takes to cultivate a great experience for students,” said Burroughs. “As I move into this strategic partnerships role, I’m looking forward to impacting students on a newer, larger scale by developing and nurturing partnerships with local employers and institutions to drive new opportunities to adult learners across the state.”


Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Burroughs earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Cleveland State University. She currently resides in Carmel, where she enjoys participating in several road cycling organizations, hot yoga and indoor cycling.


For more information on WGU Indiana, visit wgu.edu/indiana or follow the university on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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About WGU Indiana

WGU Indiana is an online, competency-based university established to expand access to higher education for Indiana residents. The university offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. Degrees are granted under the accreditation of WGU, which is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Teachers College programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), College of Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). WGU Indiana has helped over 14,500 Hoosiers achieve their dream of completing a college degree. More than 5,100 students are currently enrolled. Learn more at wgu.edu/indiana.

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