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Mark Milliron
 
Dr. Mark David Milliron
Chief Learning Officer & Co-Founder
1145 W 5th Street, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78703
mark@catalyzelearning.com  
   

 
 
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BRIEF BIO

*Taken from a recent introduction:

Dr. Mark David Milliron is best known as a champion for education opportunity and a catalyst for conversations on innovation and the road ahead. An award-winning leader, author, speaker, and consultant, he works with universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, foundations, corporations, associations, and government agencies across the country and around the world. 

He is Chief Learning Officer and Co-Founder of the student success and analytics innovator Civitas Learning. In previous roles, Mark has served as the founding chancellor of WGU Texas; the Deputy Director for Postsecondary Improvement with the Bill & 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 currently serves on numerous boards and advisory groups, including the Global Online Academy, the Journal for Teaching and Learning with Technology, and the Texas Student Success Council. Past board service includes the American Council on Education (ACE), the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and Western Governors University

In 1999, The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education named Mark a Distinguished Graduate for his service to the education field. In 2007, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) presented him with its National Leadership Award; In 2011, the National University Technology Network (NUTN) named Mark the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award; and in 2013 he was inducted into the United States Distance Learning Association’s (USDLA) Hall of Fame.

Regardless of all of his activities and accomplishments, he will quickly tell you that the most important job and the greatest blessing in his life is serving as Julia’s husband, and as father to Alexandra, Richard, Marcus, and Max.
 


EXPERIENCE

2011-Current
Co-Founder and Member, Board of Directors
Chief Learning Officer (since 2013)
Civitas Learning, Austin TX
 
2011 - 2013
Chancellor
WGU Texas, Austin, TX
 
2009-2011
Deputy Director, Postsecondary Improvement
US Programs
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA
 
2007-Current
Founder and Senior Fellow
Catalyze Learning International (CLI), Newland, NC
 
2004 – 2006
Vice President, Education and Medical Practice
SAS Institute Inc, Cary, NC
 
1999 – 2004
President and Chief Executive Officer
The League for Innovation in the Community College, Phoenix, AZ
 
1998 – 2006
Distinguished Visiting Faculty Member, College of Education
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
 
Feb 1999- November 1999
Executive Director, Global Learning Initiatives
Oracle Corporation
 
1996-1999
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
The League for Innovation in the Community College, Mission Viejo, CA
 
1995-1996
Vice President for Academic and Student Services
Mayland Community College, Spruce Pine, NC
 
1994
Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Educational and Student Development
Maricopa County Community College District, Tempe, AZ
 
1992-1994
Senior Kellogg Research Fellow, Department of Educational Administration
Instructor, Department of Communication
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

 


HONORS, ASSOCIATIONS,
AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES


EDUCATION

September 2005
Center for Creative Leadership
Leadership at the Peak Program
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May 1995
University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., Educational Administration
Areas of Study: Institutional and Instructional Leadership, Teaching and Learning Excellence, Organizational Communication and Management Theory
Dissertation: Toward a Model of Part-Time Faculty Integration in American Community Colleges
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May 1992
Arizona State University
M.A., Organizational Communication
Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
Areas of Study:Organizational Communication/Organizational Behavior Management
Thesis: Studying Individuals in Organizational Cultures: Organizational Identification and Inclusion
 
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August 1990
Arizona State University
B.S., Organizational Communication, Summa Cum Laude
Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Milliron, M.D. & Brantley, A. (2010). An Education and Training Imperative: Getting the Workforce Ready to Meet Dramatic Change. In Maroney, J., Creating the Workforce–and Results–You Seek.The Workforce Institute at Kronos; 1st edition (October 1, 2010).
  • Milliron, M.D. & Plinske, K. (2009). Building for a New Generation of Learning: Catalytic Conversations for the Educational Publisher. Publishing Research Quarterly, 25(1), 1-11.
  • Goodnight, J. & Milliron M.D. (2009). Educating for Global Competitiveness: Five Policies for Meeting the Education Challenge. Intelligence Quarterly: Journal of Advanced Analytics, 09Q4, 23-26
  • Hardy, D. & Milliron, M.D. (2009) Speaking Personally with Darcy Hardy. American Journal of Distance Education, 23 (4) 224.
  • Milliron, M.D. (2008) Build Digital Muscle. In “Dear Mister President: Letters to the Incoming Administration.” Scholastic Administrator (www.scholastic.com).
  • Milliron, M.D. (2008) Technology Can Help. In “State Scholars Initiative National Summit on Academic Rigor and Relevance: Summit Proceedings”, 11-12.
  • Milliron, M.D., Plinske, K. & Noonan, C. (2008). Building for a New Generation of Learning: Conversations to Catalyze our Construction. Planning for Higher Education, Oct-Dec, 36 (5): 5-12.
  • Milliron, M.D. (2008). Making a World of Difference in Education: Dramatic Change, Transcendent Learning, and Transformational Steps. SAS Press, Cary (NC).
  • Milliron, M.D. and Hardy, D. (2008). On a New Generation of Learning. American Journal of Distance Education, Summer, 22 (3).
  • Milliron, M.D. (2008). Catalyzing Positive Change in Education: The Four Pillars. SAS Press. Cary (NC).
  • Milliron, M.D. (2008). Assessment: A Word from the Wise. Broadcast: The Journal for the Scottish Further Education Unit, Summer, 79, 14-15.
  • Milliron, M.D. & de los Santos, G.E. (2007). Learning, Diversity, and the Road Ahead. Diverse Issues in Higher Education. May, 14, 24 (4).
  • Milliron, M.D. (2007). Don’t Stop Believing: The Four Pillars of Authentic Leadership. Great Leadership 1 (2): 3.
  • Milliron, M.D. (2007). Saying Goodbye to the Two-Year College? Leadership Abstracts, 20 (12).
  • de los Santos, G.E. & Milliron, M.D. (2007). Learning and the Road Ahead. League Press, Phoenix (AZ).
  • Milliron, M.D. (2007). Fundraising at the Top of the Star. In Babitz, B. Growing Giving. Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Washington, D.C.
  • Milliron M.D. (2007). Transcendence and Globalization: Our Education and Workforce Development Challenge.In Valeau, E. & R. Raby (Eds). International Reform Efforts and Challenges in Community Colleges. New Directions in the Community College, Spring, 2007. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA
  • Milliron, M.D. (2007). Insight Initiatives. Educause Review, 42 (2), March/April.
  • Mendenhall, R.W. & Milliron, M.D. (2007). Challenging the Myths about Online Learning. Innovation Abstracts, 29 (15).
  • Milliron, M.D. (2006). The Power to Know You’re Making a Difference: Embracing Insight Initiatives in Education. Campus Technology, August.
  • Milliron, M.D. (2006). The Power to Know You’re Making a Difference: Embracing Insight Initiatives in Education. White Paper, SAS Press: Cary (NC).
  • Milliron, M.D. (2005). Technology and Education: Ten Emerging Insights. White Paper, SAS Press: Cary (NC).
  • Milliron, M.D. & de los Santos, G.E. (2005). Making the Most of Community Colleges. Best Practices, Winter 2005, 1-19.
  • Milliron, M.D. & Clampett, M. (2005). Learning, Earning and Beyond.SASCom Magazine, Third Quarter, Cary (NC).
  • Milliron, M.D. & Griffith, R. (2005). What Do We Expect? A Special Report for Education, SAS Press: Cary (NC).
  • de los Santos, G. E., & Milliron, M. D. (2005). Bridges to Tomorrow: America’s Community College Dynamics and Trends. Bridging Higher Education to the States. University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
  • Milliron, Mark David (2005). Foreword. In Floyd, Deborah L., Skolnik, Michael L. & Walker, Kenneth P. (Eds).The Community College Baccalaureate: Emerging Trends and Policy Issues. (pp. ix-xi). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing LLC.
  • Milliron, M.D. & Griffith, R. (2005). What Do We Expect? Community College Week: Special Technology Edition, March, 2005.
  • Tyree, L., Milliron, M.D., & de los Santos, G.E. (2004). Leadership Dialogues: Community College Case Studies to Consider. League Press, Phoenix (AZ).
  • Milliron, M.D. & Wilson, C. (2004). No Need to Invent Them: Community Colleges and Their Place in the Education Landscape. Change, Nov-Dec; Heldref Publications: Washington, D.C.
  • Sanders, T. & Milliron, M.D. (2004). Foreword. Keeping America’s Promise, Boswell, K. & Wilson C.D. (Eds.).Education Commission of the States: Denver, CO.
  • Milliron, M.D. & Prentice, M. (Eds.) (2004). Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, February, 8 (1).
  • Milliron, M.D. (2004). The Courage to Learn. Learning Abstracts, 7 (4).
  • Milliron, M.D. (Jan 1997-Jan 1999; April 2001-2004). Senior Editor, Leadership Abstracts. League for Innovation in the Community College: Phoenix (AZ).
  • Milliron, M.D. & Prentice, M. (2004). Technology in the Learning College. Chapter in The Learning College for the 21st Century: Beyond the Paradigm Shift, McPhail C. (Ed.). Community College Press: Washington, D.C.
  • Milliron, M.D. & Prentice, M. (2004). Anytime, Anyplace and the Community College: Ten Emerging Insights.Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, February, 8 (1).
  • Milliron, M.D. & Prentice, M. (2004). The Road to DotCalm in Education. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, February, 8 (1).
  • Milliron, M.D. (2004). Crunch Time. Chronicle of Higher Education Colloquy (moderated by Jamilah Evelyn),Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • Milliron, M.D. & Warford L. (2004). College and Career Transitions Initiative. Interview Profile on Microsoft Community College website, May.
  • Milliron, M.D. & de los Santos, G.E. (2004). Making the Most of Community Colleges on the Road Ahead.Community College Journal of Research and Practice, February, 28, 105-122.
  • Milliron, M.D., de los Santos, G.E., & Browning, B, (Eds.). (2003). Successful Approaches to Fundraising and Development.New Directions in the Community College, Number 124, Winter 2003. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA.
  • Milliron, M.D., de los Santos, G.E. (2003). Feels Like Third Wave: The Rise of Fundraising in the Community College. Chapter in Successful Approaches to Fundraising and Development.Milliron, M.D., de los Santos, G.E., & Browning, B, eds. New Directions in the Community College, Number 124, 81-93, Winter 2003. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA.
  • Roueche, J.E., Milliron, M.D., & Roueche, S.D. (2003). The Power of Practical Magic: Perspectives from Teaching Excellence Award Recipients. Celebrations, University of Texas at Austin’s NISOD Publications.
  • Roueche, J.E., Milliron, M.D., & Roueche, S.D. (2003). The Power of Practical Magic: Perspectives from Teaching Excellence Award Recipients. Community College Journal, 74 (1), 34-39.
  • Roueche, J.E., Milliron, M.D., & Roueche, S.D. (2003). Practical Magic: On the Front Lines of Teaching Excellence. The Community College Press: Washington, D.C.
  • Milliron, M.D. (2003). A Time for the Community and its Colleges. Broadcast: The Journal for the Scottish Further Education Unit, Summer, 60, 35-38.
  • Nielsen, N., Baird, D., Browning, B., and Milliron, M.D. (Eds.) (2003). Building a Workforce System Through Partnering. Phoenix: League for Innovation in the Community College, Microsoft Corporation.
  • Flynn, T.R, Milliron, M.D., de los Santos, G.E., & Miles, C.M. (2003). Homeland Security and the Community College: A Vibrant Present and Vital Future. Leadership Abstracts, 16 (7).
  • Milliron, M.D. (2003). The Mainstreaming of Distance Education and Online Learning. One of 12 higher education leaders interviewed as part of a special extended version of Education Pathways, 2 (7), 1-6.
  • Gonick, L. & Milliron, M.D. (2003). The Imperative to Respond to Global Forces with a Global Education Strategy. ‘In the Balance’ Column: Converge Magazine, February-March.
  • Milliron, M.D. (2003). On the Road to DotCalm in Education. Chapter in From Digital Divide to Digital Democracy.de los Santos, G.E., de los Santos, A.G., & Milliron, M.D., eds. Innovation Press: Phoenix, AZ.
  • de los Santos, G.E., de los Santos, A.G., & Milliron, M.D. (2003). From Digital Divide to Digital Democracy. Innovation Press: Phoenix, AZ.
  • Milliron, M.D. (2003). In the Associations: A Gazette Minute, An Interview with Mark Milliron, Greentree Gazette, March.
  • Milliron, M.D. (2003). Getting a Kick Out of Learning with Technology. ‘In the Balance’ Column: Converge Magazine, December-January.
  • Milliron, M.D. (2002). Courageous Responses. A special digital publication in remembrance of the September 11, 2001, tragedy. League for Innovation Press.
  • Milliron, M.D. (2002). Preface. History of the Maricopa Community Colleges: 40th Anniversary Volume. Maricopa Community College District.
  • Gonick, L. & Milliron, M.D., (2002). Creativity and Convergence. Converge Magazine, August-September.
  • Milliron, M.D. & Johnson, S.L. (2002). Avoiding The Dialectic Dialogue of Dogmatic Diatribes. Converge Magazine, June-July.
  • Milliron, M.D. & de los Santos, G.E. (2002). Making the Most of Community Colleges. White Paper for National Governors Association Fall 2002 Series.
  • Milliron, M.D. & Johnson, S.L. (2002). Engaging Today’s Conversations on Learning and Technology: Issues In Our Face and On the Horizon. League for Innovation White Paper Series.
  • Milliron, M.D. (2002). A Time for the Community College: 21st Century Dynamics, Trends, and Imperatives. Chapter in Perspectives on Community Colleges: A Journey of Discovery. Thomas, N., Lorenzo, A., & Milliron, M.D., eds. Innovation Press: Phoenix, AZ
  • Milliron, M.D. (2002). Contributing Editor, Perspectives on Community Colleges: A Journey of Discovery. Innovations Press: Phoenix, AZ.
  • de los Santos, G.E., de los Santos, A.G. & Milliron, M.D. (2002). From Digital Divide to Digital Democracy.Leadership Abstracts , 15 (3).
  • Milliron, M.D. & Wilson, C. (2002). Foreword, The Role of Class Discussion in the Learning-Centered Classroom, by K. Patricia Cross, Innovation Press.
  • Milliron, M.D. (2001) That is the Terror. A special digital publication in response to the September 11, 2001, tragedy. League for Innovation Press.
  • O’Banion T. & Milliron, M.D. (2001). College Conversations on Learning. Learning Abstracts, 4 (5).
  • Milliron, M.D. (2001). Join the Conversation on Learning. Michigan Community College Journal, 7 (1).
  • Milliron, M.D. (2001). Touching Students in the Digital Age: The Move Toward Learner Relationship Management. Learning Abstracts, 4 (1).
  • de los Santos, G.E., de los Santos, A.G., & Milliron, M.D. (2001). Access in the Information Age: Community Colleges Bridging the Digital Divide. Innovation Press: Mission Viejo, CA.
  • Milliron, M.D. & Wilson, C. (2001). Foreword, Motivation: Will That Be on the Test, by K. Patricia Cross, Innovation Press.
  • Milliron, M.D. & Miles, C. (2001). Education in a Digital Democracy: Leading the Charge for Learning about, with, and beyond Technology. Chapter in Technology and Learning: Putting the Research to Work, Hot Topics Series, David M. Moore, Barbara B. Lockee, and David R. Moore, eds. Bloomington, Ind: Phi Delta Kappa International, 2001.
  • Mark D. Milliron (2000). Web cast, Learner Relationship Management, Special Features Web casts for the Institute for Electronic Government, IBM Studios, Washington D.C.
  • Milliron, M.D. & Miles, C. (2000). Taking a Big Picture Look at Technology, Learning, and the Community College. Innovation Press: Mission Viejo, CA.
  • Milliron, M.D. & Miles, C. (2000). Education in a Digital Democracy: Leading the Charge for Learning about, with, and beyond Technology. Educause Review, November-December.
  • de los Santos, G.E., de los Santos, A.G. & Milliron, M.D. (2000). Community Colleges Bridges the Digital Divide. Leadership Abstracts , 13 (1).
  • Milliron, M.D. (2000). Stranger Things Have Happened. The Forum: Sharing Information on Teaching and Learning, Maricopa Community College Center for Learning and Instruction.
  • O’Banion, T. & Milliron, M.D. (2000). PBS In League withLearning: An Interview with Terry O’Banion and Mark Milliron. AGENDA, Spring/Summer.
  • Milliron, M.D. (2000). Foreword, Collaborative Learning 101, by K. Patricia Cross, League for Innovation Press.
  • Milliron, M.D. & Miles, C. (2000). Aha! Making the Connection Between the Internet and Learning. Learning Abstracts, 2 (1).
  • Milliron, M.D. (1998-1999). Founding Editor, Learning Abstracts. League for Innovation in the Community College. Mission Viejo (CA).
  • Milliron, M.D. (1999). Enterprise Vision: Unleashing the Power of the Internet in the Education Enterprise.Technology Horizons in Education (THE) Journal, 27, (1) 26-28.
  • Milliron, M.D. (1999). Interprise Vision: Unleashing the Power of the Internet in Your Higher Education Enterprise. Oracle Corporation Higher Education White Paper Series.
  • Milliron, M.D. (1999). Making the Grade in the Information Age: Transformation Strategies for Higher Education. Oracle Corporation Higher Education White Paper Series.
  • Milliron, M.D. & Leonard, J. (1999). From Lead to Lifelong Learner: Learner Relationship Management.Community College Week; Special Distance Learning Issue, June 1999.
  • Milliron, M.D. & Miles, C.L. (1999). Aha! The Internet Changes Nothing. Community College Week; Special Technology Issue, April 2, 1999.
  • Milliron, M.D. & Miles, C.L. (1998). Are You Dying to Use Technology? Community College Week, October 25, 1998.
  • Milliron, M.D. & Miles, C.L. (1998). Technology, Learning, and Community (TLC) in Instruction: Perspectives from Community College Teaching Excellence Award Recipients.Monograph, League for Innovation in the Community College Publications: Mission Viejo, CA.
  • O’Banion T. & Milliron, M.D. (1998). Conversations on Learning. Learning Abstracts, 1 (1).
  • Milliron, M.D. & Miles C.L (1998). The Technology Prayers. Feature “From the Facilitator” Article, Technology and Learning Community (TLC) Web Site (http://www.league.org/leaguetlc), May, 1998.
  • Milliron, M.D. & Miles C.L (1998). Simple Prayers for the Blessings—and the Curses—of Technology. Community College Week, April 22, 1998.
  • Milliron, M.D. (1997). Putting a Little TLC into Community College Technology Use. Feature “From the Facilitator” Article, Technology and Learning Community (TLC) Web Site, (http://www.league.org/leaguetlc), November/December 1997.
  • Milliron, M.D. (1997). Putting a Little TLC into Community College Instruction. Community College Week Special Technology Edition, October 1997.
  • Milliron, M.D. & Leach, E.R. (1997). Community Colleges Winning through Innovation: Taking on the Changes and Choices of Leadership in the Twenty-First Century. A Special Edition Leadership Abstracts commissioned by IBM and PeopleSoft.
  • Hodges, N.L. & Milliron, M.D. (1997). On Community College Renewal. Leadership Abstracts , 10 (1).
  • Roueche, J.E., Roueche, S.D., & Milliron, M.D. (1996). Developing a Part-Time Faculty Support System that Makes Sense. Academic Leadership: Journal of the National Community College Chair Academy, 3, (4).
  • Milliron, M.D. & Dewar, D. (1996). A Step Toward Success: Mayland Community College’s innovative orientation program. Resources in Education, Eric Clearinghouse.
  • Roueche, J.E., Roueche, S.D., & Milliron, M.D. (1996). Identifying the Strangers: Exploring Part-Time Faculty Integration in American Community Colleges. Community College Review, 23,(4) 33-49.
  • Roueche, J.E., Roueche, S.D., & Milliron, M.D. (1996). In the Company of Strangers: Addressing the Utilization and Integration of Part-Time Faculty in American Community Colleges. The Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 20, (2).
  • Roueche, J.E., Roueche, S.D., and Milliron, M.D. (1995). Strangers in their Own Land: Part-Time Faculty in American Community Colleges. The Community College Press: Washington, D.C..
  • Crawford, J.E. & Milliron, M.D. (1995). Message Mapping: A Communication Tool for Better Speaking and Writing. Innovation Abstracts, 17, (1).
  • Milliron, M.D. (1995). Toward a Model of Part-Time Faculty Integration in American Community Colleges. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Texas at Austin.
  • Milliron, M.D. (1995). Including Strangers in their Own Land: Transformational Leadership and TQM-Based Strategies for Supervising Part-Time Faculty. National Community College Chair Academy (NCCCA), Leadership Institute Manual.
  • Milliron, M.D. (1994). Speaking Collaboratively: A Group Method of Teaching Public Speaking. Innovation Abstracts, 16, (19).
  • Milliron, M.D. (1992). Studying Individuals in Organizational Cultures: A Study of Organizational Identification and Inclusion. Masters Thesis, Arizona State University.

WORDS TO LIVE BY

george“This is the true joy in life…being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one…being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy…I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.” –George Bernard Shaw