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WGU Missouri’s Chancellor Dr. Angie Besendorfer Speaker, 2017 Campus Technology Conference

News Brief - 7/6/17

Besendorfer to speak at 24th Annual Campus Technology Conference in Chicago

ST. LOUIS — WGU Missouri Chancellor, Dr. Angie Besendorfer, will join colleagues from around the United States to speak at the Campus Technology conference, in Chicago, Illinois, on July 19th, 2017.

The Campus Technology Conference brings together thought leaders from the fields of higher education and technology to explore innovative solutions and to develop effective strategies for campus administration, infrastructure, teaching and learning, and more. This annual conference emphasizes strategic initiatives, technological innovations, emerging trends, hands-on workshop experiences, and opportunities for collaboration and partnership with industry leaders as well as within and among institutions.

Dr. Besendorfer’s session entitled “Building a Competency-Based Success Story,” is an overview of the shift to measuring student competencies by skill rather than time spent in school. She will also discuss how WGU uses technology and data to support student success.

“It is an incredible honor to be selected to present at this conference,” said Chancellor Besendorfer. “I love sharing the WGU story and believe that our unique model is truly changing higher education.”

This year’s conference brings together experts in diverse aspects of higher education technology, from classroom-focused sessions on digital literacy and online learning to enterprise sessions on analytics and IT security. To learn more about the Campus Technology Conference, visit

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