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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"I’m the youngest of four children, the only one to graduate high school, and the only one to complete a college degree. I’ve loved every part of my education with WGU."
"I started going to college right out of high school with no real direction, ended up quitting, got married and started a family. Over the years I kept going back, but never accomplished a degree. In 2018, I decided it was finally my time. I started at my local community college, and completed my Associates degree in 13 months, and wanted to keep going. My cousins recommended WGU, so I applied, completed my bachelor’s and have started working on an MBA! WGU has given me the opportunity and motivation I needed, and a great sense of accomplishment and pride in myself."
"Getting my degree from WGU changed my life completely. It opened so many doors and opportunities. I wouldn’t be where I am today professionally, financially or personally. Thank You to my mentors who kept me going and to WGU for making it affordable."
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 currently has affiliate partnerships in 10 states and counting including Ohio, Nevada, Missouri, Texas, Utah, Montana, North Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, and Indiana.
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.