Senior Advisor, Sola Solutions
George Mehaffy is a senior advisor for Sola Solutions, a position he has held since October 2019 when he retired after 20 years as the vice president for Academic Leadership and Change at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in Washington, D.C., a higher education association representing 420 public colleges and universities and their 3.9 million students. He has directed a number of innovative projects, including international programs with China and Liberia; a technology transformation annual conference with EDUCAUSE and the University of Central Florida; a transfer articulation project with community colleges; two major national studies of student success, and a number of other initiatives. He has more than 20 years of teaching and administrative experience in higher education in Texas, New Mexico, and California, and served for 33 years in the United States Coast Guard Reserve, retiring as a Captain (0-6) in 2000. He earned a doctorate in education at The University of Texas at Austin.