Dr. Mark David Milliron is the Chief Learning Officer for Civitas Learning, an Austin-based learning analytics company he co-founded. Prior to his current position, he served as the founding chancellor of WGU Texas, taking the university from its launch through its second anniversary. Previous positions include Deputy Director for Postsecondary Improvement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leading efforts to increase student success in the US postsecondary education sector. He is an award-winning leader, author, speaker, and consultant well known for exploring leadership development, future trends, learning strategies, and the human side of technology change. He has worked with universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, corporations, associations, and government agencies across the country and around the world. He also serves on numerous corporate, nonprofit, and education boards and advisory groups, including the Global Online Academy, a not-for-profit educational partnership serving independent schools nationally and internationally; and the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), the parent organization of the Big Ideas Fest. Among his many accomplishments, Mark served as the president and CEO for The League for Innovation in the Community College from 1999 to 2004. For more information please access: http://markmilliron.com/.

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