Paula Singer

CEO of Walden and Laureate Online Partners

Paula Singer joined Laureate in 1993. She currently serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Walden and Laureate Online Partners, which provides quality higher education to working professionals worldwide.  As CEO, Ms. Singer manages strategy for operations in the Walden and online divisions and works with the executive team to carry out long-term projects and goals in these areas.

“Education is a powerful unifying force for change – in our lives, careers, and communities. It inspires and encourages us to reach for and achieve our full potential. Wherever you live, and whatever career path you follow, education is the one constant that provides opportunity, and having access to quality education at every stage of your life and career is a powerful thing. At the end the day I head home knowing that what we do to provide access to quality higher education really is making the world a better place.”

Prior to her current role, Ms. Singer served in many senior leadership positions at Laureate. From July 2017 through February 2018, she was Laureate Education’s Chief of Learning and Innovation, and from January 2015 through July 2017 served as Chief Network Officer. From 2011 through December 2015, Ms. Singer served as CEO of Global Products and Services, where she led Laureate’s portfolio of international online and U.S. campus-based institutions, as well as global institutions focused on hospitality management and art and design programs. From July 2001 through January 2011, she served as President of the Laureate Higher Education Group.

Ms. Singer earned a B.S. in education from the University of Connecticut where she was the first education major to be selected for the prestigious University Scholar program.

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