Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer
Mark David Milliron is co-founder and chief learning officer of Civitas Learning, a company that uses the best of data science and design thinking to help students learn well and finish strong academically. An award-winning author, speaker and consultant, Milliron works with colleges, K-12 schools, foundations, corporations, associations, and government agencies. Previously, he was the deputy director for postsecondary improvement at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, founding chancellor of Western Governors University Texas, endowed fellow and director of the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development, vice president for education and medical practice with SAS, and president and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College. Milliron was named a distinguished graduate of The University of Texas at Austin College of Education in 1999, received the American Association of Community Colleges’ National Leadership Award in 2007, and was inducted into the United States Distance Learning Association’s Hall of Fame in 2013. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently named him one of the “Top Technology Innovators” in higher education.