Dr. Mark Milliron
Orkand Chair Distinguished Lecture Series Panelist
Mark David Milliron is best known as a champion for education opportunity and a catalyst for conversations on innovation in the road ahead. He is cofounder and chief learning officer of the student success and analytics innovator Civitas Learning. Previously, Milliron served as founding chancellor of Western Governors University (WGU) Texas; deputy director for postsecondary improvement with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; endowed fellow and director of the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development in the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin; vice president for education and medical practice with SAS; and president and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College. He 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, the parent organization of the Big Ideas Fest.