Marni Baker Stein

Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Western Governors University

As Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Western Governors University, Dr. Marni Baker Stein leads all Colleges, supports academic and student success services, and manages their financial sustainability. Under her guidance, WGU develops, implements, and scales programs that improve access and affordability for students, without compromising academic quality.

Prior to WGU, Marni served as Chief Innovation Officer for the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning. She was also Senior Associate Dean of Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education, where she oversaw the school’s academic portfolio and was responsible for the development, design, and evaluation of all online and hybrid programs.

In August 2016, Marni was selected by the Department of Education to serve as a member of the National Technical Working Group charged with expanding the 2016 National Educational Technology Plan and using technology to transform higher education.

Marni has a Ph.D. in Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum from the University of Pennsylvania.