Darin Hobbs

Director of Academic Records and Credentials at Western Governors University

Darin R. Hobbs, Director of Academic Records & Credentials at Western Governors University (WGU), has over twenty years of management and customer service experience in various professional, academic, and volunteer capacities.  Darin is known for innovative solutions that create efficiencies within the work environment and constantly thinks creatively about how to reimagine the student record.  Darin has devoted his career at WGU to transforming higher education for the benefit of students.  As the Director of Academic Records & Credentials, Darin leads the Office of the Registrar and the Office of Admissions and Transfer Administration. He is the business owner of Records in the Achievement Architecture initiative that seeks to transform the student record into a learner-owned, digital record of achievement that is skills-denominated, machine actionable and built upon a foundation of open standards. Darin is also the WGU business lead on the four White House Learning and Employment Record (LER) pilots led by IBM/NSC, Walmart, Salesforce, and Workday.