Biography

Martha W. Gilliland held faculty and administrative positions in six institutions of higher education including vice president (University of Arizona); provost (Tulane University); and chancellor (University of Missouri–Kansas City). She is currently vice president, Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Gilliland was a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology from 2001–2008. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Arizona Medical Center and of Black & Veatch Corporation.

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The American Graduation Initiative proposed by President Obama calls for the U.S. to have the highest percentage of college graduates per capita in the world by 2025. This would require that we produce 16 million more college graduates than we would at current rates.1 We do not believe this is possible without transforming the way […]

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