The tumultuous early weeks of the Trump administration have produced plenty of headlines and controversy, but almost nothing on higher education. The nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, has only recently been confirmed, and given her background in K-12, higher education was not a major theme of her Senate hearing. The announcement of a task force to reform higher ed, to be led by Liberty University President, Jerry Falwell, Jr., gave little detail about its policy priorities or objectives but remains the young administration’s only substantive action on higher ed to date.

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Brian Peddle is Founder and CEO of Motivis Learning, the student-centered learning platform that unifies content, communication, and data to drive student success. Prior to that he served as the Chief Technology Officer at College for America @ SNHU. During his time with CfA he and his team launched a competency-based learning management system and student information system built from the ground up on the Salesforce platform. Brian’s previous roles include VP of Technology and Development at Jobscience and senior software engineering positions at Healthcaresource, Monster.com and Adobe. He is also a first-generation college graduate.