How to Capitalize on Tuition Reimbursement ROI When Benefits Are in Flux
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As unemployment rates continue to climb many employers are faced with challenging decisions including what benefits to preserve and which to cut.
Successful employers continue to recognize the importance of enabling employees to reach their personal goals while also creating a pool of qualified staff to contribute to evolving business goals. A tuition assistance program can be a valuable way to do that.
Join Dr. Angie Besendorfer, Regional VP, Western Governors University to discuss and answer questions around optimizing talent, creating efficiencies and weaving the culture thread into education and development.
About WGU: Western Governors University is a pioneer in online higher education for the 21st century. We provide over 60 competency-based programs letting you graduate faster while paying less. It serves 121,000 students and more than 178,000 graduates across the U.S. in highly in-demand fields of information technology, healthcare, teaching and business.
Dr. Angie Besendorfer is the Regional Vice President of Western Governors University (WGU), an online, competency-based university. She champions college attainment for working adults who wish to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Besendorfer leads the efforts to connect students and community stakeholders with WGU’s online competency-based model for increasing levels of higher education throughout Missouri.Besendorfer has spent over 25 years in the field of education, implementing innovative and technology-focused learning strategies. Before joining WGU, Besendorfer was the assistant superintendent of Joplin Schools in Missouri, leading advancement in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and facilities. She was also an adjunct professor at Missouri State University, teaching in the master’s program for Educational Administration.Besendorfer has been a featured presenter at the International Leaning Forward Conference, the National Institute of Medicine, and has presented widely on 21st Century Education. She is a member of the regional Workforce Investment Board and the Mercy Hospital Community Advisory Board. Besendorfer is active with the area Rotary Club, museum complex, and Chamber of Commerce. Besendorfer has also received several accolades for her work including the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award, the AASA Women in School Leadership Award and the Tri-State Business Journal Most Influential Woman.