With over two decades of experience working with online and distance education students at the post-secondary level in admissions, registrar and academic administration roles, Dr. Marc Booker brings a unique perspective on the trends in higher education from a post-traditional student lens.
As Vice Provost for Strategy at the University of Phoenix, Booker oversees critical path academic initiatives to improve the student experience such as learning platform implementations, curricular enhancements, developing innovative academic program designs and creating empathetic solutions to drive improved student outcomes.
For his work guiding the academic strategy wing of the University of Phoenix, Booker received a 2020 Hall of Fame recognition from Blackboard recognizing his contributions in providing thought leadership and innovation in education; and he was the leader of the team that received the 2023 Anthology Catalyst award in the Teaching and Learning category for the University’s competency-based education programs.
Throughout his career, Booker has been actively engaged in numerous professional associations in an effort to give back and provide development opportunities to the members of the higher education community.
Since 2009, Booker has been a regular speaker, contributor and subject matter expert at national and regional conferences like the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (PACRAO), the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), EDUCAUSE and more sharing insight on various topics including leadership, process improvement, change management, prior learning assessment, transfer credit and articulation.
Widely recognized as an expert in transfer credit and Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), Booker was previously the Vice President of Admissions and Evaluation at University of Phoenix, and during his tenure his office received three Showcase in Excellence Awards from the Southwest Alliance for Excellence for processes related to admissions application, transcript and prior learning assessment processes.