Indiana’s leaders in higher education and business want to help more workers in the state achieve college degrees. Sallie Mae, the nation’s No. 1 financial services company specializing in education, today signed a pledge to support the effort.
Supported by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and led by WGU Indiana, the pledge commits employers, and other Indiana colleges and universities, to take action to increase degree attainment. The coalition seeks to engage 100 leaders in the state to sign the pledge by Governor Mike Pence’s 100th day in office.
“We are excited that Sallie Mae is a part of our campaign to increase awareness of the importance of degree attainment,” said WGU Indiana Chancellor Allison Barber. “In addition to signing the pledge, Sallie Mae is activating their commitment by becoming WGU Indiana’s newest corporate partner. The new partnership allows their employees to qualify for our tuition discount program. The action behind their pledge is the catalyst for more adults to attain their degrees and advance in their careers.”