WGU Indiana Establishes Inaugural Distinguished Alumni Council  



INDIANAPOLIS  – Western Governors University Indiana (WGU Indiana) recently named 10 Hoosier alumni to its newly launched WGU Indiana Distinguished Alumni Council; all named members exemplify growth in their professional careers after earning their degree through the online competency-based university. Members of this esteemed group currently work for and have held various leadership positions with major employers across the state including Fifth Third Bank, Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc., Indiana Chamber of Commerce and more.

These individuals will serve as vocal advocates for WGU Indiana, and expand the reach of the university’s mission to provide equitable access to all and serve the needs of underserved or underrepresented demographics. Members will also provide strategic counsel to WGU Central Region leadership as part of their role with the council.

“Our distinguished alumni council members are some of our most important ambassadors,” said Annalisa Holcombe, WGU Senior Vice President. “They use their knowledge of WGU and their local connections to help create a relevant and meaningful education for our students and to develop authentic and valuable alumni experiences.”

The selected alumni will serve a two-year term and were chosen for their alignment with WGU's core beliefs and embodiment of leadership aspects. These graduates’ outstanding careers and community achievements make them stand out as shining examples of the mission of Western Governors University: to change lives for the better by creating pathways to opportunity.

“Establishing the Distinguished Alumni Council is a testament to the impact WGU Indiana has had on our state since becoming the university’s first state affiliate in the country in 2010,” said Alison Bell, WGU Indiana chancellor and regional vice president. “Our alumni have gone on to lead impressive careers since earning their degrees, forging a path forward for future students to do the same. This educational pathway and career readiness, in turn, strengthens Indiana’s workforce at a time when it needs it the most.”

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 11,000 Hoosiers achieve their dream of completing a college degree. More than 5,000 students are currently enrolled. Learn more at www.wgu.edu/indiana.

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