In June 2010, Governor Mitch Daniels announced a national partnership with the non-profit online university Western Governors University and Indiana, forming WGU Indiana.
On October 27, 2010 WGU Indiana held its first ever commencement ceremony with 7 graduating students at Indiana State House. This marks an historic moment, the first of many commencement ceremonies for WGU Indiana college students. Governor Mitch Daniels and WGU Indiana Chancellor Allison Barber hosted the event. Dawn Hanson, a graduate of WGU Indiana's College of Health Professions, spoke at the ceremony.