Mark Askren is a leadership coach for MOR and is passionate about assisting others in reaching and extending their full career potential. He’s repeatedly experienced and witnessed the benefits of stretching and learning by stepping outside one’s comfort zone. Mark is a strong advocate for leading from where you are within an organization, and in increasing one’s self-awareness to become more effective. He continues to focus on increasing diversity & inclusion both locally and on a broader scale within our industry.
Mark has extensive experience within Higher Education IT. His most recent work is with the University of Nebraska where he has served as a Senior Advisor to the President, Vice President for IT system-wide, and Vice Chancellor and CIO for the Lincoln campus. Before working with the University of Nebraska Mark served in IT leadership roles at the University of Illinois, University of California Irvine, and the University of California San Diego.
Mark has been a member of the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors. He also has served several years as faculty in both their Leadership Institute and Hawkins Leadership Roundtable. He recently received the EDUCAUSE Community Leadership Award for 2019 which reflects his strong interest in being able to accomplish more by working together with colleagues. Mark has also led the Community Engagement Program Advisory Group of Internet2 and has served on the Unizin Board of Directors.
Mark earned his Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and his Master’s degree from Indiana University. He currently resides in Omaha, Nebraska.