Michael Bettersworth is the associate vice chancellor for technology advancement and executive director of the Center for Employability Outcomes at Texas State Technical College. Michael came to TSTC from the IC² Institute where he served as director of information technology supporting startups and regional economic development initiatives. He is a principle in the design and implementation of the nation’s first Return Value Funding Model which utilizes student earnings outcomes to inform state appropriations for TSTC, severing the tie to contact hours. Michael previously founded TSTC Forecasting leading technology studies with a focus on new and emerging skills to guide college curriculum. Michael is now focused on creating new methods for colleges to maximize student employability. This work includes curriculum alignment tools, data visualization, cultural change strategy, and related policy work. He currently resides in Austin, Texas where he recently finished his second 100-mile century ride.