Welcoming Marni Baker Stein as Coursera’s new Chief Content material Officer


By Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO, Coursera

Companions energy Coursera. It’s their experience, content material, and credentials that deliver over 110 million learners to the platform to remodel their lives. As we proceed to increase these useful partnerships and the job-relevant content material on Coursera, I’m happy to welcome Marni Baker Stein as our new Chief Content material Officer, beginning December 19, 2022.

Marni will likely be accountable for deepening {our relationships} with our 275+ college and business companions. She’ll work intently with them on content material and credential improvements that can enhance entry, align with job market calls for, and meet learners the place they’re. She brings greater than 25 years of expertise producing and scaling on-line and hybrid education schemes to Coursera. 

Most not too long ago, Marni was Chief Educational Officer and Provost at Western Governors College (WGU), the place she led its 4 faculties and served greater than 135,000 college students with applications that improved entry and affordability with out compromising tutorial high quality. Previous to WGU, she held a number of management positions centered on entry, scholar success, and program design at establishments such because the College of Texas System, Columbia College, and the College of Pennsylvania. She additionally has roots in worldwide schooling and establishment constructing by way of her work with the US Info Company in Latvia, Turkey, and Japan. She earned her PhD in Academic Management from the College of Pennsylvania.

As Marni comes aboard, I’d wish to thank Betty Vandenbosch for her tireless work as Chief Content material Officer for Coursera. She joined on the peak of the pandemic and, below her management, Coursera’s catalog of job-relevant levels greater than doubled whereas the variety of certificates applications grew by 4x. We’re extremely grateful for her contributions to our learners and companions all over the world. Betty has determined to maneuver on from her position however will nonetheless function an advisor to Coursera. 

Marni’s spectacular background mixed along with her expertise in business and college collaboration and nontraditional pathways will assist us serve learners all over the world in new, progressive methods. Please be a part of me in extending her a heat welcome to Coursera.


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