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Mark Milliron
Mark Milliron

Mark Milliron

National University

Austin, TX USA

"I wasn’t completion by design; I was completion by serendipity. The right people showed up to support me at the right time."

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Mark's work combines: Education, Non-Profit Organizations, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

President & CEO

I lead a veteran-founded nonprofit that provides accessible higher education to adult learners.


Day In The Life Of A President Of A University System

My Day to Day

I work collaboratively as a catalyst for all of the academic leaders across the university, including academic leaders building curriculum, deans leading the schools, and research lab leaders. I also do work with our technology infrastructure as well as K-12 and community partners of the university. Being a university president means that you need to be multilingual. Any given day, you need to context switch depending on who you're meeting and working with.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Organizational Communication

    Arizona State University

  • Graduate Degree

    Organizational Communication

    Arizona State University

  • Doctorate

    Educational Leadership

    University of Texas at Austin

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    I earned my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Arizona State University in organizational communication.

  • 2.

    I followed those degrees up with a doctorate degree in educational leadership from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • 3.

    I built my career in education working in a variety of different sectors, but the red thread throughout my career has been helping more and more diverse students become successful in higher education.

  • 4.

    I’ve gained experience in K-12 education, community colleges and other higher education, and organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • 5.

    I currently work as the president of National University, a nonprofit association of seven colleges focused on providing accessible and achievable higher education to adult learners.