Author Profile

Katie Blot | Senior Vice President of Education Services, Blackboard

Current Position and Past Experience
Katie Blot is the Senior Vice President of Blackboard’s Global Education Services business, which provides consulting and student lifecycle services to organizations around the world empowering them to envision, prepare for and realize the future of education. In this capacity, she also provides executive support for state and system-wide implementations. Prior to joining Blackboard, Katie served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Federal Student Aid at the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to becoming CIO, Katie was the Deputy General Manager for the Application, School Eligibility and Delivery Services Unit, responsible for processing over 14 million student applications for federal student aid and delivering over $60 billion in Title IV programs.

Prior to joining the Department of Education, Katie worked at BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting) in its higher education group. In her 10+ years there, she worked with hundreds of schools advising on the effective delivery of student services.

Katie has almost 20 years of experience in the education industry, providing leadership in the business and technology realms and understands how to realize the benefits of effectively aligning human capital, business processes and technology to achieve business objectives at educational institutions. Katie has also served as a national speaker presenting on topics such as: “STEM Education and the Power of Technology”, “Achieving Learning Outcomes in a Changing Education Landscape” and “What’s Next for Education: The New Course Ecosystem.”

Education, Honors and Achievements
Katie earned her BA in Economics from The Johns Hopkins University in 1993.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
As mother of three boys, Katie is both professionally and personally dedicated to advancements in education. She eagerly follows research and trends in student-learning outcomes, competency-based learning and the links between education and employment. She participates in discussions on innovation in education and serves on the Executive Board of a local early-childhood education provider.

Connect
You can find Katie on Twitter @kcblot.
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