INDIANAPOLIS – WGU Indiana has announced Skye Stringer as the online university’s new Military Strategic Partnerships Manager. Stringer brings more than 10 years of personnel management and human resource acumen with a strong sense of leadership. A Navy veteran, Stringer served in the military from 2008-2013 and has since held positions in the field. As the Military Strategic Partnerships Manager for WGU, Stringer will develop and build relationships with military-affiliated organizations and partners, active duty military, spouses, dependents, and veterans to support workforce development through continuing education at WGU.
“I am honored to take on this regional role with WGU and work closely with military families and partners to promote the value and accessibility of WGU’s educational programs,” said Stringer. “I truly believe that working with military families is my calling in life. The military is where I began my career and this new role comes full circle for me. Our active and veteran service members and their families are such pillars of our communities, and my excitement to support them comes honestly.”
Stringer began her career as a Helicopter Mechanic with the Navy in 2008, spending her last two years in service as a Command Training Manager. When her service ended in 2013, she began her pursuit for a Bachelor’s Degree in history while raising her twins alongside her active duty spouse. She first began working closely with military families as a Navy Family Advocate for TRIDENT Refit Facility, the largest military/civilian installation on Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.
“Our university is driven by a mission to expand access to higher education to learners of all backgrounds and support their pathway toward career advancement and success,” said Alison Bell, WGU Indiana Chancellor and WGU Regional Vice President. “Skye has a proven track record of experience matched with a strong passion for supporting military families, making her the ideal candidate to lead our military outreach and strategic partnerships at WGU. We are thrilled to welcome her to our team.”
Competency-based, affordable, portable, and relevant to today’s workforce, WGU offers active-duty military personnel, their spouses and children, and veterans the opportunity to further their careers with higher education in a way that fits their unique and often unpredictable circumstances. WGU topped the 2020–2021 Military Friendly® Schools list in the online/vocational category. The prestigious list sets the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best opportunities for members of the military and their spouses.
WGU is a fully online university and offers more than 60 accredited bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business, information technology, K–12 education, and health professions, including nursing. For more information on WGU, visit wgu.edu.
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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 10,000 Hoosiers achieve their dream of completing a college degree. Another 5,300 students are currently enrolled. Learn more at www.wgu.edu/indiana.