Marni Baker Stein

Provost & Chief Academic Officer, Western Governors University


As Provost & Chief Academic Officer at Western Governors University, Dr. Marni Baker Stein is accountable for driving the University’s focus on academic quality and student success.

Stein has over 25 years of experience designing and scaling programs to improve access, affordability, and student success. Prior to joining WGU, she worked for educational institutions in the U.S. and abroad on the development and administration of pioneering high school, undergraduate, graduate, continuing, and professional programming models delivered through competency-based, online, and hybrid formats. These institutions include The University of Texas System, Columbia University in the City of New York, The University of Pennsylvania, The University of California Santa Barbara, Pennsylvania State University, SUNY Buffalo (Latvia), and the United States Information Agency (Turkey, Japan). 

Stein has a Ph.D. in Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum from the University of Pennsylvania.