Online University Offers Missourians An Alternate Route To Degrees

May 14, 2014

Host Steve Kraske sits down with the chancellor and an alum of the Western Governors University, an online university dedicated to affordable higher education.
Credit Western Governors University

Last year, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed a new partnership between the state of Missouri and nationally recognized, non-profit Western Governors University.  The idea: help thousands of the 750,000 Missourians with some higher education obtain an affordable college degree.  And affordable it is at just under $3,000 a semester.

On Wednesday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske speaks with the Chancellor of WGU Missouri and a graduate of the university to discover what makes this program so attractive to both prospective students and the state of Missouri.


  • Angie Bessendorfer is the Chancellor of Western Governors University Missouri.
  • Sonya Davis is an MBA graduate of WGU Missouri.  She works in the health care field at United Bio Services.