Michael P. Macklin is the Director of Professional and Noncredit Programs at Colorado State University (CSU) Online (Fort Collins, CO), CSU’s division of continuing education. Mr. Macklin directs digital badge initiatives and programming at CSU. His primary focuses are professional development, workforce development, noncredit programming, and digital badge software development and management. Through Mr. Macklin’s work with digital badges, he is leveraging the power of outreach extension education—the core of the land-grant university model. He understands that digital badges are key in sustaining and expanding the land-grant system with community and business partners as this initiative allows for unprecedented access to affordable and credible information.