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Robert W. Mendenhall
President and Chief Executive Officer
Western Governors University

Robert W. Mendenhall is the president and chief executive officer of Western Governors University (WGU) in Salt Lake City, Utah. WGU is a private, not-for-profit, virtual university offering competency-based degrees. It was founded and is supported by 19 governors, as well as 21 leading corporations and foundations, and is the only competency-based university with accreditation status. It currently offers degrees at the associate's, bachelor's and master's levels in business, information technology, and education. WGU's mission is to expand access to higher education and promote competency-based degree programs.

Mendenhall has more than 20 years of experience in the development, marketing, and delivery of technology-based education. Prior to joining WGU, he had his own consulting business and previously was general manager of IBM's K-12 education division. He has served as executive vice president of Jostens Learning Corporation. From 1980 through 1991, he was a founder, president, and CEO (from 1987) of Wicat Systems, Inc., a leader in providing computer-based curriculum, instructional management and testing to schools, and technology-based training to government and industry.

Mendenhall serves on the NGA/ASTD Commission on Technology & Adult Learning, on IBM's Education Advisory Council, and on an advisory group to the California Postsecondary Education Commission. He has served on the Board of the Department of Business and Economic Development for the State of Utah and on the board of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation. platform gamesdownloadable pc gamesbrain teaser gamesmarble popper gamespc gamesmanagement gamescard gameshidden object games

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  • Renaissance at Western Governors University: An Interview with Robert W. Mendenhall
    // Virtual University, May/June 2001