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Michael B. Hofherr
GM, Higher Education

Michael joined Workday in September of 2022 as the General Manager of Higher Education. In this role he leads the design, development, and strategic path of the Student Product and is responsible for Industry needs across Workday’s entire product portfolio.

In his previous role, Mike led the Amazon Web Services, Worldwide Public Sector (WWPS) Education Business Development and Strategy Team consisting of the K-12, Academic Medical Centers, Research, and Higher Education verticals.

Prior to joining AWS, Mike served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for The Ohio State University. This role included the leadership of three departments: the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE), and Enterprise Security (ES).

Mike joined Ohio State from Penn State University in 2011 bringing an extensive background in managing and leading all aspects of learning technology projects. Prior to his work in Higher Education Mike worked as a Technology Consultant for Andersen Consulting. He holds a BS in communications media from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MS in instructional systems from the Pennsylvania State University.

Mike lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and two children.

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