Dr. Michael (Mike) Marion, Jr., is an educator. He currently holds a role within the United State Department of Education. Prior to his federal role he was the Chief, for the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education for the State of California. Before his gubernatorial appointment, Michael was the Associate Vice Provost at Drexel University. His expertise spans a wide spectrum in education and leadership across an array of educational settings. Not only has he established himself as a leader in higher education, serving students in both private and public colleges and universities, but he has also served in local, state and federal government roles. Dr. Marion promotes a strong commitment to diversity equity and inclusion and civic engagement.
Dr. Marion earned his associate, bachelor and master’s degrees from San Diego State University and a doctorate from the University of Southern California. He was accepted into the prestigious ASPEN Institute (Leadership, Values, and the Good Society) program, Stanford University’s (d.School) Designing for Social Change Program, and Harvard University’s (Institute for Educational Management) leadership program.