Articles of Incorporation for Western Governors University. Utah Governor Michael O. Leavitt, Colorado Governor Roy Romer, and Max A. Farbman signed this document. The signing of this document is what formally launched the university.
Press release announcing Utah Governor Mike Leavitt and Colorado Governor Roy Romer as co-chairs of the Board of Trustees for WGU. Dr. E. Jeffrey Livingston will serve as the Chief Executive Office (CEO) of WGU. Dr. Robert Albrecht will serve as the Chief Academic Officer of WGU.
Article from the July 3, 1997 issue of "The Chronicle of Higher Education" concerning collaborations between Western Governors University, Britain's Open University, the Open Learning Agency in British Columbia, Canada, and Japan's Suwun and Tokai Universities.
Memorandum of Understanding Regarding the Western Governors University and the State of Texas. This MOU has a cover letter dated October 20, 1997. The MOU was not signed by the Governor of Texas, the Honorable George W. Bush until November 19,1997.