WGU North Carolina Mission
The mission of WGU North Carolina is to expand access to affordable higher education for North Carolina residents through online, competency-based degree programs that address key workforce needs.
WGU North Carolina Governance
WGU North Carolina is a private, non-profit institution that was established by the state of North Carolina in partnership with Western Governors University. WGU North Carolina is led by a Chancellor and an Advisory Board who reside in North Carolina and provide guidance on the most effective ways the university can meet the need of North Carolinians.
WGU North Carolina Advisory Board
Rick Brajer, Senior Vice President of Business Strategies, Novant, Winston-Salem
Lew Ebert, President and CEO, NC Chamber, Raleigh
Walter E. Gaskin, Lieutenant General, USMC (Retired), CEO, LaPorte Defense Technologies Corp. (LAPORTECH)
Jim Gibson, Executive Vice President and COO, RTI International, Durham
Gov. Beverly Perdue, Managing Director/Founder and Board Chair, Perdue Strategy Group / DigiLEARN Learning Institute, Chapel Hill
Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin, Deputy State Superintendent, NC Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh
Jose Rodriguez, Partner in Charge and Executive Director; Audit Committee Institute, KPMG, Greensboro
Gregg Sinders, NC State Director, TeamCFA, Charlotte
Dr. Robert Taylor, Superintendent, Bladen County Schools, Elizabethtown
WGU North Carolina 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
Another crucial source of support is our National Advisory Board, made up of representatives from prestigious corporations and foundations. Members provide ongoing support and advice to the university.
Academic Program Governance
In partnership with the state of North Carolina, Western Governors University provides curriculum, learning resources, mentoring, and student services to WGU North Carolina. The academic programs are developed and guided by WGU administrators within several councils of scholars and industry experts.
Health Professions Program Council
Nursing Advisory Council
General Education Council
Business Program Council
Information Technology Program Council
Education Program Council