The Honorable Rod Paige, the United States Secretary of Education from 2001-2005, received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the August 6, 2002 WGU Commencement. WGU President Dr. Robert W. Mendenhall conferred the degree. Commencement was held at the Rose Wagner Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah. People in the photograph are (left to right) U. S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige, WGU graduate Susan Kuyenhall, and WGU President Dr. Robert Mendenhall.
Press release from the U.S. Department of Education's U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings announcing the formation of the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education. WGU President Robert Mendenhall served as a member of the 19-member commission.
Letter from the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, John M. Molino expressing appreciation for WGU's "...commitment to adjust its program delivery so that WGU students can qualify for military tuition assistance (TA)."