WGU has named Alison Bell chancellor. She most recently served as director of degree completion at IUPUI. Bell has more than 20 years of higher education leadership experience, including four years as general manager of WGU Indiana operations from 2010-2014. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University and a M.A. in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University.
Bell succeeds Allison Barber, who served as chancellor from the launch of WGU Indiana in 2010 until last May, when she was named president of WGU Advancement. It is a new fundraising venture designed to be a dedicated funding source for scholarships. The school says the effort has already received support from partners including the Indianapolis-based Strada Education Network and the Lumina Foundation, as well as the state of Indiana.