Joe Wyatt
Published May 22, 2019

Amarillo College and online, non-profit university WGU Texas are poised to sign an agreement aimed at streamlining the process by which AC graduates can pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees at WGU Texas.

Success Is AC NewshpA signing ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30 on the second floor of the College Union Building on AC’s Washington Street Campus.


The agreement will be signed by Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart, president of Amarillo College, and Dr. Steven Johnson, WGU Texas chancellor.


WGU Texas is a nonprofit, online university designed to expand access to higher education for Texas residents.


Established by the state of Texas through a partnership with nationally recognized Western Governors University, WGU Texas offers more than 60 accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs in high-demand career fields of business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing.


“WGU Texas is thrilled to expand its presence in the Panhandle by providing more AC students a seamless pathway to completing their bachelor’s and master’s degrees and preparing them to enter some of the state’s most in-demand careers,” WGU Texas Chancellor Steven Johnson said.


“Community colleges enroll almost half of all students in the state – over 700,000 students. This partnership creates an opportunity to link those students to alternative, viable pathways to earning a degree.”


Since WGU Texas launched in Texas in 2011, more than 11,500 graduates have earned their undergraduate or graduate degrees, helping to address the state’s critical workforce needs in high-demand fields.