Strengthening Pennsylvania's Workforce

Founded by governors, we are the largest nonprofit university in the U.S. We lead education and workforce innovation across the country. We want to help your state achieve its workforce goals.


With more than 2,588 active students and nearly 5,111 graduates across 66 of 67 counties, WGU has been bringing innovative, flexible and attainable higher education options to Pennsylvanians for 25 years. We are dedicated to creating pathways to opportunity for individuals, and to helping develop the talent pipeline Pennsylvania businesses need to thrive.

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Government Relations:
Matthew Windrum

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Data from WGU Institutional Research (2020), WGU Student Services (2020), & the College Board (2020).

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Matthew Windrum

Director of Government Relations—Northeast Region
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia

Born in Brooklyn and a nearly life-long resident of the New York City suburbs, Matthew helps design and implement strategies to expand higher education access to underserved communities through collaboration with state governments across the Northeast. Prior to joining WGU, he was Director of Government & Community Affairs at NYC-based nonprofit The Doe Fund, which develops affordable housing across the city and runs a work training program for homeless and formerly incarcerated men. But his government affairs career began in earnest at the British Consulate General, where he was Head of the Political & Economic Affairs Team and worked to promote and defend the UK’s economic, foreign policy and national security priorities across New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Political Science & Spanish from Lafayette College, and lives with his wife Susan and two teenaged children in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Outside of work, you will find him watching his kids play sports, gardening (with mixed success), volunteering to raise awareness and understanding of epilepsy and seizures. Or on a beautiful summer night, in the South Bronx cheering on history’s greatest baseball team, the New York Yankees.


WGU has articulation agreements with Butler County Community College, Community College of Allegheny County, Community College of Beaver County, Community College of Philadelphia, Montgomery County Community College, Northampton Community College, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and the Harrisburg Regional Chamber.

WGU has graduated 2,213 health professionals and 1,081 teachers in the Commonwealth. Over 2,500 Pennsylvanians are currently enrolled in WGU’s workforce-aligned degrees in IT, business, healthcare, and teaching. Top employers of WGU graduates include Geisinger Health, UPMC, Pinnacle Health, Lehigh Valley Health Network, and Wellspan.

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