Western Governors University http://wkms.org en TN Higher Ed Warms Up To New State Sponsored Online Degree Program http://wkms.org/post/tn-higher-ed-warms-new-state-sponsored-online-degree-program <p></p><p>An adult online degree program called Western Governors University officially opens in Tennessee on Tuesday. Lawmakers and even some higher education administrators have had to warm up to the concept.</p><p>Legislators were hesitant to spend $5 million to open an office of Western Governors University or WGU. After all, Tennessee’s existing public colleges could have started a similar program, targeting people who have some college credit and never finished a degree. But with prodding from Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, it was decided WGU could do a better job.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:17:46 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 32944 at http://wkms.org TN Higher Ed Warms Up To New State Sponsored Online Degree Program