Western Governors University (WGU), Salt Lake City, has appointed Marni Baker Stein as provost and chief academic officer. Stein has more than 20 years of experience in developing, implementing and scaling programs to improve access, affordability, and student success in higher education. She joins WGU after serving as chief innovation officer for the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning. Prior to that, she was senior associate dean of Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education. Before that, she led the development of graduate, undergraduate and non-degree programming for several educational institutions in the U.S. and abroad.