Dr. J. Aaron Popham has focused his career in higher education on providing his academic expertise and servant leadership to improve academic performance and outcomes, accountability, and ROI for the universities he has served. He is the Dean and Academic Vice President of Western Governors University Teachers College, the largest college of education in the U.S. He drives the vision and strategy for the college’s portfolio of degree programs, micro-credentials, and non-degree offerings. He also manages all aspects of the college’s finances and expenses, KPIs, academic ROI, enrollment management, data governance, licensure, and academic talent acquisition and management. Prior to WGU, he served Brigham Young University in various roles largely tied to educator preparation, assessment, accreditation, grants and research, data policy and strategic partners.
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