Western Governors University Texas, which offers mostly online courses for bachelor’s and master’s degrees, has established a 13-member board to advise Chancellor Mark Milliron.
The private nonprofit university was established last year. The advisory board’s role will include assisting in the development of partnerships with employers to help meet state workforce needs, according to the university.
WGU Texas will continue to be governed by a 13-member Board of Trustees overseeing the national WGU and its state branches.
Three members of the Texas advisory board are from Austin: Andres Alcantar, chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission; Rey GarcÃa, president of the Texas Association of Community Colleges; and Robert Scott, state commissioner of education.