Kim Estep

Kim Estep, Phd., Chancellor of WGU Tennessee.

WGU Tennessee Chancellor Kim Estep, Phd. visited Rhea County on Wednesday and spoke with teachers at Rhea County High School as part of a continuing education program.

She also set down with The Herald-News to speak about the opportunities for local citizens through the online university.

Western Governor’s University was started in 1997 as a way for students in western states to get a college degree online. State affiliated WGU schools started in 2010 and the Tennessee branch opened in January 2013 as part of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative to get 55 percent of adults in Tennessee to have a college degree.

For more information see the accompanying video, the weekend edition of The Herald-News or www.tennessee.WGU.edu.