Author Profile

Sarah DeMark | Vice Provost, Workforce Intelligence & Credential Integrity, Western Governors University

Current Position and Past Experience
Sarah DeMark joined nonprofit Western Governors University (WGU) in 2014 and currently serves as the Vice Provost of Workforce Intelligence and Credential Integrity.

Dr. DeMark’s focus is on the intersection of education and hiring and in ensuring that WGU’s credentials are workforce relevant and provide desirable pathways to opportunity for all individuals. Prior to her current role, Dr. DeMark served as the Vice President of Program Development, responsible for the design, development, and evaluation of WGU’s competency-based programs, curriculum, and assessments.

Prior to joining WGU, Dr. DeMark spent more than 15 years at leading IT companies (such as Cisco and VMware), serving in various leadership roles where she oversaw the strategy and execution of certification, curriculum-based, and corporate talent assessment portfolios.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Dr. DeMark earned a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Educational Psychology (Measurement, Statistics, & Methodological Studies) from Arizona State University. DeMark earned B.S. degrees in both Elementary Education and Psychology from Vanderbilt University.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Dr. DeMark also serves as the interim Executive Director of the Open Skills Network (OSN), a coalition of employers, education providers, military, and workforce development organizations dedicated to advancing skills-based education and hiring.

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