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Dr. Sally M. Johnstone

Vice President For Academic Advancement At Western Governors University

Sally is the vice president for academic advancement at Western Governors University, an online competency-based education institution. She is working with a dozen colleges across the U.S. assisting them in developing their own CBE programs.

Prior to joining WGU, Sally was the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Winona State University. She also spent almost two decades at the executive director of WCET at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).

Sally continues to work on issues of higher education policy, quality assurance, competency-based education, and open and distance learning. She serves on the U.S. National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the editorial boards for Change magazine and the Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning (UK). She has written dozens of articles, books, and reports on issues of integrating information and communication technology into academics.