SALT LAKE CITY, June 14, 2019,/PRNewswire/ — For the eleventh consecutive 12 months, Western Governors University (WGU) has been presented Utah’s Best of State medal for “Best Online Education.” WGU’s Vice President of Student Experience Natalie Murray accepted the medal at the Best of State Awards Gala at the Salt Palace Convention Center on Wednesday, June 12.
“WGU promises to provide a flexible, personalized, cheap schooling based on real-global capabilities to assist greater students in reaping their desires for a degree—the finest direction to career success and higher existence,” stated WGU President Scott Pulsipher. “Over the beyond 22 years, with Utah as our headquarters, WGU has thrived, thank you in large part to the talent we have been able to rent inside the kingdom and the guide we’ve obtained as part of the Utah network. As WGU maintains to develop nationwide, we will continue to have a special connection to Utah and could stay a lively company citizen, offering employment and educational possibilities.”
Since its founding in 1997 by using 19 U.S. Governors, including former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, WGU has grown into a nationally diagnosed online college with extra than a hundred and fifteen,000 students and more significant than 146,000 graduates in all 50 states. The university presents employment and better training opportunities for hundreds of Utah citizens, with 1,837 hired, more splendid than eleven,000 graduated, and more than 7,500 students currently enrolled in the Beehive State.
Presented yearly, the Best of State awards recognize high-quality businesses and organizations in Utah. Nominations are reviewed through more significant than a hundred judges. They are evaluated primarily based on three areas: fulfillment inside the field of the undertaking, innovation or creativity, and contribution to improving the great of existence in Utah.