BiographyBill White currently serves in the role of Strategic Account Executive for Blackboard, Inc. In this role, he helps to develop and manage strategic, executive-level relationships with educational partners. This includes identifying and promoting opportunities to enhance and expand partner educational goals and objectives through the use of industry-leading technology, software, and services. Bill serves as a strategic and trusted advisor to education and industry partners to support learning, student success, and the attainment of institutional goals and objectives. Prior to joining Blackboard, Bill served as Vice President, Information Technology and CIO at Valencia College, a position he held from 1998 to 2016. In this role, Bill provided strategic and operational leadership for Valencia's information technology services and initiatives, supporting eight campus locations across Orange and Osceola counties in Central Florida. Prior to joining Valencia, Bill was CIO at SunGard Higher Education (now Ellucian) for 6 years and Director of the Computer Center at Rockford University in Rockford, Illinois for 10 years. In addition to his responsibilities at Blackboard, Valencia, and SunGard, Bill has provided leadership to and has served on a number of state, regional and national organizations, including Florida's Virtual Campus Distance Learning and Student Services Member Council, the EDUCAUSE 2016 Program Committee, EDUCAUSE Connect and Southeast Regional Program Committees, the Florida State College System CIO Council, and the Florida Association of Educational Data Systems (FAEDS) Board. Bill graduated from Rockford College, majoring in Computer Science and Business Administration.
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