Annalisa Holcombe


Western Governors University

Annalisa Holcombe is the Senior Vice President of Advancement at WGU. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in higher education, strategy, fundraising, and community relations to WGU. Her organization focuses on building investments that increase opportunity, innovation, and equity in post-secondary education.

Prior to leading WGU Advancement, Holcombe served her alma mater, Westminster College in Salt Lake City, in a variety of roles including Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Advancement Officer, and Associate Provost for Community-Based Learning.

Annalisa holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Westminster College and a juris doctorate from the University of Utah College of Law. She lives in Salt Lake City with her family and in her spare time enjoys playing with her dog, gardening, and throwing great dinner parties.