William “Wil” Zemp is Southern New Hampshire University’s Executive Vice President of Education & Business Transformation. Wil is charged with creating a new business model that delivers a more affordable and accessible education through high-quality academic programs and student support services.
Wil is a proven strategist, team builder, and coach, with a track record of building best-in-class processes and award-winning strategies necessary to support SNHU’s innovation agenda. SNHU’s disruptive innovation is focused on online learning, blended learning, competency-based learning, and how to transform the current education system into a student-centered ecosystem. To ensure success, Wil spends his time attracting, developing and mentoring industry-leading innovators and entrepreneurs so that their ideas can accelerate the benefits of education’s transformational qualities; advancing the University’s understanding of the application of emerging technologies; and leading experimentation to help teams clarify the problems they are experiencing and developing solutions that will work for learners now and into the future.
Before joining SNHU, Wil was a catalyst for transformation and innovation throughout his 25-year career in public service. As the Director of Future Concepts Division at the US Army Futures Command, he effectively led teams through the Department of Defense’s innovation process, including creating alternative realities and future environment simulations that produced actionable concepts on the application advanced technologies and human performance enhancements that resulted in significant impacts to the national security environment.
In his free time, Wil serves as an advisor to leaders in Washington and NATO on national security topics such as advanced technology proliferation and education’s place in the national security strategy. He also provides leadership coaching and counsel on social responsibility to rising professional athletes in the Boston Area. Active in his community, he serves as an advisor and coach to several youth academic and athletic organizations.