Addendum to the original 1996 "Western Governors University Memorandum of Understanding." These documents, in conjunction with the 2015 "State of Nevada, Executive Department, A Proclamation by the Governor," establishes WGU Nevada.
Proclamation from the State of Nevada, signed by the Governor of the State of Nevada, Brian Sandoval. This document, in conjunction with the original 1996 "Western Governors University Memorandum of Understanding," and the 2015 "Addendum to Memorandum of Understanding between the State of Nevada and Western Governors University," establishes WGU Nevada.
The state of Nevada and Western Governors University have partnered to created WGU Nevada, a nonprofit, online, competency-based university designed to meet the higher-education needs of busy working adults who need a bachelor's or master's degree to advance their careers and improve their lives and the lives of their families.
WGU Nevada officially launched at this event on June 16, 2015, at the inNEVation Center in Las Vegas. It featured Switch Vice President Adam Kramer, Governor Brian Sandoval (via video), Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison, USA Funds Director of State Engagement and Relations Anna Gatlin, Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Chancellor Dan Klaich, WGU President Bob Mendenhall, WGU Nevada Chancellor Spencer Stewart, Superintendent of Public Instruction Dale Erquiaga, Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital CEO Todd Sklamberg, WGU graduate Derrick Glum, and WGU graduate (and current grad student) Jennifer Knight.
"But an online university feels so impersonal. What if I need help?" Find out how WGU's personalized faculty mentor support is just one of the things that makes an online degree program at WGU Nevada a different kind of learning experience.
WGU Nevada press release announcing the availability of 20 full-ride, WGU Nevada's Teach Nevada Scholarship. These scholarships are made possible through a $240,000 initiative provided by the Nevada Department of Education.
Order of Events: Processional; National Anthem sung by Cheryl Daen White; Welcome and Opening Remarks by WGU Nevada Chancellor, Dr. Spencer Stewart; Commencement Address delivered by the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Nevada, the Honorable Mark Hutchison; Graduate Speakers, James Lemmons Jr., Silvia Mendoza-Stout, Jeannette Magbutay, and Sean McDonald; Conferral of Degrees by WGU Nevada Chancellor, Dr. Spencer Stewart; Closing Remarks by WGU President, Scott D. Pulsipher; Recessional. Commencement was held on Saturday May 21, 2016 at the Hilton at Lake Las Vegas, Nevada.