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Ep. 46 Innovative Ways to Build Skills and a Better Future with Richard Benbow (WGU)

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The educational landscape is changing and while going back to college, finishing a degree or adding degrees or certifications might be financially difficult, solutions exist! And, you probably don’t know what options are available. I didn’t!

Listen in to hear about how Western Governors University (WGU) is making advanced educational opportunities available at lower costs and faster time frames. Ideal for people with “some college and no degree.”

Richard Benbow is the Regional Vice President (West) of Western Governors University, the nation’s first and largest competency-based university. Richard Benbow is a forward thinker who seeks to create strategic impact that creates public value for all stakeholders. He is known for fostering a culture of experimentation, innovation and collaboration through the lens of putting the customer first and business performance. His distinguished career spans the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

In this role, Mr. Benbow combines his passion for innovation and information technology with his desire to serve others to provide access to affordable, high-quality education for underserved adult learners throughout the region. He leads a team that executes strategy and operations to optimize student success utilizing the WGU platform and developing partnership relationships which drive value for employers and students.