Mark David Milliron is joining SAS as executive director of its education practice.

Milliron formerly served as chief executive officer for the League for Innovation. His mission is to increase SAS’ market penetration in education sectors and oversee further development of SAS education solutions.

At the League for Innovation, Milliron served eight years as CEO and as vice president and chief operating officer. He has been CEO since 1999 after leaving the group to serve as executive director of global learning initiatives at Oracle.

He also has served as vice president of academic and student affairs at Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine, NC.

Milliron both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in organizational communication from Arizona State University and a doctorate in education administration from the University of Texas at Austin.