Mark Milliron

Dr. Mark David Milliron is an award-winning leader, author, speaker, and consultant who works with universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, foundations, corporations, associations, and government agencies across the country and around the world. He serves as Senior Vice President and Executive Dean of the Teachers College at Western Governors University (WGU), a nonprofit online university founded by 19 U.S. governors more than 20 years ago. WGU has since become a beacon of innovation, access, affordability, competency-based education, and workforce connection, serving over 120,000 full-time students nationwide. The WGU Teachers College is the largest college of education in the U.S., serving close to 30,000 teachers, leaders, and other education innovators in all 50 states.

In addition to the advisory board work with the Hope Center, Mark serves on the boards of other education-related change-makers, including the Trellis Foundation; Bennett College; the Global Online Academy; Civitas Learning; the Mastery Transcript Consortium; and ISKME/Open Education Resource Commons. He also holds an appointment as a Professor of Practice in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin.

Watch as Mark and Sara Goldrick-Rab dissect the challenge of affordability innovation.