Scott Pulsipher

Western Governors University

Scott Pulsipher has served as President of Western Governors University, the nation’s premier nonprofit competency-based university, since April 2016, leading all academic, operational and organizational functions. He cultivates a student-first environment by using technology and data to improve learning outcomes, graduation rates, employment and overall student wellbeing.
Prior to joining WGU, Scott led several technology-based, customer-focused businesses, including Amazon, Sterling Commerce (now part of IBM) and two successful startups that traverse retail, supply chain, banking, payments and manufacturing sectors.
He serves on multiple higher education and technology boards, including Education Co-Chair for Committee for Economic Development, Chair of the Presidents Forum, a member of the Executive Committee on the McKinsey Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity, and board member at the American Council on Education.

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