Helping Kids Get Ready for Back-to-School

Western International University (West) thanks our community members for their contributions to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCGS) back-to-school supply drive. More than 850 items were collected at our Tempe campus for delivery to BGCGS. 

On July 24, adult volunteers from the West community paired up with a BGCGS youth to spend an hour doing back-to-school shopping. Each student received a $100 gift card to Kohl’s for the shopping excursion to start off the school year on the right foot. View a slideshow and comments shared by some of our volunteer shoppers:

Many families would not be able to purchase these items on their own. Thank you for your help in sharing the joy of the back-to-school experience with the children.

International Speakers to Meet August 6 & 20


Join West's International Speakers group for their Toastmasters meetings in Room 230 at the Tempe campus, from 3:00-4:00pm.

Meetings are open to West students, faculty, staff, and the public, and visitors are always welcome. For details on this organization, email or login to, click on Communities tab, then the All Clubs link.

New & Updated Programs for 2015-2016

Students Ask, and West Listens!

It seems at each year's commencement ceremony, we hear bachelor graduates telling us, "I wish you offered a master degree in ________." Western International University (West) is pleased to announce that three additional programs are now open for enrollment. Two master programs that are frequently requested and a new bachelor program have recently been updated for our online course format. Click on each link below for complete program details.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management

Master of Science in Information Systems

Master of Arts in Innovative Leadership

You can also click here to view our newly updated 2015-2016 University Catalog with complete academic policies and program/course information. 

Is Higher Education a Buyer's Market?


West President Tracy Lorenz writes about declining enrollment in an educational landscape where the number of education providers is on the rise, and three options a prospective student should consider when selecting a university.

You can read Tracy's articles on higher education at: