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-first 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 (now part of IBM), and two successful startups that traverse retail, supply chain, banking, payments, and manufacturing sectors. He serves on multiple higher education and technology boards, including: Education Co-Chair for Committee for Economic Development, board member at the American Council on Education, advisory board member at the Presidents Forum, and member of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. Scott holds an MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree in Management from Brigham Young University.