Michael Crawford Named Strategic Partnerships Manager for Western Governors University

Courtesy of Western Governors University
Courtesy of Western Governors University

In response to continuous growth in Michigan, Utah’s Western Governors University (WGU) has announced Michael Crawford as the online university’s newest strategic partnership manager.

He brings more than 10 years of academic, research, and strategy development experience to the role. Crawford will be responsible to expand the impact and vision of WGU for learners, workers, and organizations in Michigan by sustaining and developing networks of academic and employer relationships.

“Each of our strategic partnership managers is key in building relevant and meaningful relationships to further our effort to expand educational opportunities to current and prospective students,” says Alison Bell, regional vice president at WGU. “We’re thrilled to have Michael join us to make an even greater impact in support of learners in Michigan.”

A Michigan native, Crawford received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, his master’s degree from Michigan State University, and his doctorate from the University of Kansas.

“I’m honored to join the WGU team and expand higher education opportunities within my home state of Michigan,” says Crawford. “By joining forces with WGU to invest in learners of all backgrounds, I hope to play a significant role in supporting students who wish to upskill and advance their careers, ultimately contributing to a stronger, more equitable workforce in Michigan.”

WGU is a nonprofit fully-online, competency-based university that offers more than 60 accredited bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business, information technology, K–12 education, and health professions.

For more information about WGU, visit wgu.edu.