A Dauphin County native, Nancy Millichap grew up seven miles from Shippensburg in the hamlet of Lurgan and graduated from Ship in 1970 with a B.S. in Education. After 14 years teaching English in public schools in PA, New Hampshire, and Vermont and earning an M.A. in English from Middlebury College, she began working for Dartmouth College supporting humanities faculty in their use of computing in teaching and research. Later positions included work for the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System helping institutions collaborate on using the Internet before it was ubiquitous, leading technology teaching collaborations among private liberal arts colleges in the Midwest and later nationwide with support from the Mellon Foundation, and managing grantmaking for the higher education technology organization Educause with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with a goal of improving student outcomes by using technology. Now retired, she is married to Richard Ellis and lives in Saline, Michigan.