Annalisa Holcombe

Western Governors University

Annalisa Holcombe is President of Western Governors University (WGU) Advancement, where she is responsible for leading the nonprofit organization’s purpose of building financial support to reinvigorate WGU’s promise of higher education for all by connecting individuals, corporations, and foundations to the university and its students. Annalisa brings more than fifteen years of experience in higher education, fundraising, and community relations to her position. Prior to leading WGU Advancement, she served her alma mater, Westminster College in Salt Lake City, in a variety of roles. Most recently, she was Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer. In this role, she helped lead Westminster to its highest-grossing fundraising year in its history and was responsible for the creation of its community relations department. 

Annalisa holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Westminster College and a juris doctorate from the University of Utah College of Law. She lives in Salt Lake City with her family and in her spare time enjoys mentoring and coaching teams and individuals in her community to build trust, achieve dreams, and cultivate joy. 

  • Resource Type: Mentor