Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Davis. Master of Science and Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University Master of Business Administration, Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA
Mr. Bill Ballhaus
Bill Ballhaus is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Blackboard.
Prior to joining Blackboard in 2016, Bill was President and CEO of SRA International, where he fostered a culture of innovation that emphasized anticipating customer needs. He was responsible for enhancing the company’s portfolio in cybersecurity, cloud computing, mobilization, agile system development, ERP and data analytics.
Previously, Bill was President and CEO of DynCorp International, a global government services provider. He has also held senior leadership positions at BAE Systems and Boeing, leading their global technology businesses.
Bill is deeply committed to leveraging Blackboard’s innovative technologies and services in order to partner with the global education community and enable student and institutional success. Blackboard’s core values of integrity, excellence, innovation and accountability resonate deeply with Bill. As a third-generation aerospace engineer, he learned early on the importance of leading with absolute integrity, without fear of failure and with a focus on solving customers’ toughest challenges. At Blackboard, these values translate into helping learners, educators, institutions and companies thrive in a complex and changing environment.