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). In addition to his work with WGU, Mark helps catalyze positive change in education through his Catalytic Conversations blog and podcast series, and also through service on the boards and advisory councils of leading-edge education organizations, including the Trellis Foundation; Bennett College; the Global Online Academy; Civitas Learning; the Mastery Transcript Consortium; the Hope Center for College, Community, & Justice; 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..
Regardless of all 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.
You can learn more about Mark’s work at www.markmilliron.com
Alexandra “Alex” Joy Milliron is a rising senior in the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. During her time at Dripping Springs High School (TX), she was an honor student, a three-year varsity basketball player and high jumper, and regular community volunteer. In addition, she helped coach youth basketball, working with grades 2nd through 6th. During her time at UT Austin, she has served as a children’s Tae Kwan Do instructor, nanny, and as an officer of the Texas Darlins—the spirit club supporting University of Texas at Austin Basketball. Currently, she is preparing for graduate school and a career as a teacher, coach, and community leader – and power Mom to her puppy “Bento.”