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University of Phoenix Vice Provost Doris Savron is a featured guest on The EdUp Experience podcast

By Sharla Hooper

Savron joined the podcast at the 2024 InsightsEDU conference to discuss career focus for working adult learners at University of Phoenix and workforce trends in higher education 

University of Phoenix is pleased to share that Doris Savron, vice provost of Colleges, Curriculum and Assessment, was a featured guest of The EdUp Experience podcast. Hosted by co-founder Joe Sallustino, Ed.D., the podcast was recorded onsite at the 2024 InsightsEDU Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona, in an episode with Savron that explored the career focus for working adult learners at University of Phoenix and related trends in higher education.

“Our mission to serve working adult learners remains the same as when we were founded," states Savron. “What was once considered a non-traditional student is actually becoming the norm now. We focus on relevance and market data and continue to innovate in our curriculum, our assessments, and our support in order to help our working adult learners in their career journeys and help meet what employers are saying is needed talent and skills for success of their organizations.”

Savron joined the podcast following her participation as a panelist in the conference session titled “Revolutionizing Higher Education and Leading Transformative Change.”

The EdUp Experience podcast features insights from today’s brightest and most influential educational minds from across the globe, with the goal of inspiring and educating people to pursue a lifelong learning mindset no matter the path they choose. The podcast episode “827: LIVE from ⁠InsightsEDU⁠ 2024 - with Doris Savron, Vice Provost, University of Phoenix” features an organic discussion of how University of Phoenix innovates to support the career focus of working adult learners amidst evolving workforce trends, and the pace of change in higher education and workforce trends. 

As a leader of skills-aligned learning and badging initiatives at University of Phoenix, Savron leveraged broad experience to the conference panel and podcast episode.

The University’s transition to a skills-mapped curriculum helps ensure that students are identifying and acquiring skills in weeks, rather than years, yielding value from their education as they progress through courses rather than just at the point of graduation. Savron and her team, along with leaders from across the university, championed the initiatives and continue to drive innovation in the realms of skills mapping and digital badging. Savron co-authored a white paper on the subject which provided a foundational reflection of the University of Phoenix focus on providing career-relevant, skills-based education and authentic assessment for working adult students.

Savron draws on more than 23 years of experience in higher education as Vice Provost, overseeing the strategy for University of Phoenix academic programs and curriculum design, institutional assessment and faculty. Her role includes oversight of strategy for degree, certificate and course offerings, design of curriculum and student learning outcomes for the University. Savron works collaboratively with her team members to innovate academic solutions that enable the University to provide exceptional student experiences and learning environments to support student success. In her tenure with University of Phoenix she has served as associate faculty, campus vice president, regional Vice president of student services, and college operations.  

Savron serves on the Board of Career Connectors and recently completed board terms with the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on several committees and advisory councils including the DEI professionals committee for the Greater Phoenix Chamber [insert link], and the advisory council for UPCEA and AACRAO’s first Convergence Conference in 2023 focused on the emerging field of alternative credentials in Higher Education. 

Savron is often sought out as a speaker for her expertise on mapping relevant skills in programs and building an infrastructure to support career tools in curriculum design, micro credentialing and other innovations in curriculum (1Ed Tech, PACRAO). Savron earned her MBA from Cleveland State University and is completing her doctorate in management in organizational leadership.


About University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix innovates to help working adults enhance their careers and develop skills in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant courses, interactive learning, skills-mapped curriculum for our bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and a Career Services for Life® commitment help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. For more information, visit