Scott Pulsipher


Western Governors University

Scott Pulsipher has served as President of Western Governors University, the nation’s premier nonprofit competency-based university, since April 2016, leading all academic, operational, and organizational functions. He cultivates a student-centric environment by using technology and data to improve learning outcomes, graduation rates, employment, and overall student wellbeing. Prior to joining WGU, Scott led several technology-based, customer-focused businesses, including Amazon, Sterling Commerce, and two successful startups that traverse retail, supply chain, banking, payments, and manufacturing sectors. He serves on multiple higher education and technology boards including Chairman of the Board for Presidents Forum, board member at the American Council on Education, Trustee for the Committee for Economic Development, and as a member of Handshake’s Impact Advisory Board.