Blackboard Inc. the biggest Moodle partner announced the change of their CEO, President and Chairman. The newly appointed CEO William “Bill” L. Ballhaus, PhD will took over the duties from Jay Bhatt, who has led Blackboard since 2012.
Mr. Bhatt will serve as a special advisor to the chairman and is committed to ensuring a smooth transition. According to Mr. Bill:
“I am excited to join Blackboard and continue its progress in helping millions of people around the world find new ways to learn, connect, advance and improve education outcomes. The company is changing the way the education community thinks about technology and the next generation of teaching and learning tools,” said Dr. Ballhaus. “The entire Blackboard team has deep technology and industry experience as well as a sophisticated understanding of the systems that serve learners. I look forward to building on Blackboard’s strong foundation and being the partner that students and educators alike continue to count on to innovate on their behalf.”
The Company also announced, Brian Napack, a Blackboard director since 2012 and a Senior Advisor at Providence has been appointed Vice Chairman of the Board. Brian brings a wealth of leadership experience in education, technology, and publishing, and in the use of technology to improve outcomes in both K-12 and post-secondary education.
You can read the complete announcement here.
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