Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Robert Mendenhall

Former President

Western Govenors University

Mendenhall served as president of WGU for sixteen years beginning in 1999, when WGU enrolled its first students.  Prior to WGU, Mendenhall was general manager of IBM's K-12 education division and then founder, president, and CEO of Wicat Systems, a leading provider of computer-based curriculum. He is also a former member of the Board of the Department of Business and Economic Development for the State of Utah.