WGU Indiana University Governance
Nationally Recognized. Proven Education. An Indiana Institution.
WGU Indiana Mission
The mission of WGU Indiana is to expand access to affordable higher education for Indiana residents through online, competency-based degree programs that address key workforce needs.
WGU Indiana Governance
WGU Indiana is a private, non-profit institution that was established by the state of Indiana in partnership with Western Governors University.
WGU Indiana is led by a Chancellor and an Advisory Board who reside in Indiana and provide guidance on the most effective ways the university can meet the needs of Hoosiers.
WGU Indiana Advisory Board
David A. Bathe, Chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette
Vincent Bertram, CEO, Project Lead The Way (PTLW)
Linda Buskirk, President and Owner, Accountable Solutions, Inc.
Kathy Davis, Owner, Davis Design Group
Gerry Dick, President, Grow Indiana Media Ventures LLC
David Harris, President & CEO, The Mind Trust
Nancy Huber, President, Fifth Third Bank
Carolyn Konfirst, Patient Safety & Quality Advisor, Indiana Hospital Association
Michael Langellier, CEO, Techpoint
Jamie Merisotis, President & CEO, Lumina Foundation
Earline Rogers, State Senator, District 3
Ron Stiver, Sr. Vice President, Engagement & External Affairs, IU Health
WGU Indiana 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
WGU Indiana receives support from our parent institution’s National Advisory Board (NAB). The NAB is composed of representatives from prominent corporations and foundations that provide ongoing input and support. Current members include:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Hospital Corporation of America
J. Willard and Alice S.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Simmons Media Group
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Wasatch Property Management
Academic Program Governance
In partnership with the state of Indiana, Western Governors University provides curriculum, learning resources, mentoring, and student services to WGU Indiana. The academic programs are developed and guided by WGU administrators within several councils of scholars and industry experts.