Michelle Clifton is a champion for all things higher education. Throughout the last 20 years, her career has had a common thread to align strategic goals and technology to improve operational efficiency and impact student success. Michelle serves as the Higher Education Solution Marketing Manager at Blackbaud. In this role, she works closely with various teams to bring to the education industry solutions that empower academic achievement.    

Before joining Blackbaud, Michelle was the Associate Dean at The Citadel Graduate College, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management at UA- Fort Smith, leadership instructor and has served in various capacities within the higher education software industry.