The Board Committee on Education reviews and advises Laureate's management on academic matters and new education products and technologies.The BCE meets three times a year to report to Laureate's board of directors.
The members of Laureate’s Board Committee on Education are:
Judith Rodin is president of the Rockefeller Foundation, one of the world’s leading philanthropic organizations. She was previously president of the University of Pennsylvania and provost of Yale University.
A widely recognized international leader in academia, science and development issues, Dr. Rodin has actively participated in influential global forums, including the World Economic Forum, the Council on Foreign Relations, Clinton Global Initiative and the United Nations General Assembly. Dr. Rodin is also a member of the African Development Bank’s High Level Panel and a board member of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (co-created by the Rockefeller Foundation). In November 2012 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo named Dr. Rodin to co-chair the NYS 2100 commission on long-term resilience after Superstorm Sandy.
Dr. Rodin is the author of more than 200 academic articles and has written or co-written 12 books. She has received 19 honorary doctorate degrees and has been named one of Crain’s 50 Most Powerful Women in New York three years in a row. She has also been recognized as one of Forbes Magazine’s World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Dr. Lloyd Armstrong, Jr.Provost Emeritus, University of Southern California
Lloyd Armstrong is a university professor and provost emeritus at the University of Southern California. He served as USC provost and senior vice president for academic affairs from 1993 to 2005, a time when the university grew in quality and reputation. He led the planning that led to the 1994 Strategic Plan of the University, and the 1998 Four Year Update. Much of the improvement in the university can be attributed to the strategies and approaches articulated in those two documents.
He also led the creation of the 2004 Plan for Increasing USC’s Academic Excellence. This was a plan with a longer time horizon, 15 to 20 years, than either of the first two plans. As a consequence, it is not a strategic plan in the traditional sense, but rather describes key strategic capabilities that must be built for the university to thrive under conditions that cannot be anticipated clearly now.
Before joining USC, Armstrong was a professor of physics at the Johns Hopkins University. While at Hopkins, he served as chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Ralph WolffFormer President of the Senior College Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Ralph Wolff was formerly president of the Senior College Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a role he assumed in 1996. Before joining WASC, he founded and directed the Institute for Creative Thinking, which focused on leadership and change.
During his term as president of WASC, he led the organization to the forefront of accreditation as an agent of accountability and innovation by transforming the accreditation process to an outcomes and learning-based model. His efforts at the commission included a redesign of the accreditation process that focuses on retention and graduation, defining degree outcomes more clearly, and opening the accreditation process to greater transparency.
Steven M. TaslitzSenior Managing Director of Sterling Partners
Steven M. Taslitz has served since 1983 as a Senior Managing Director of Sterling Partners, a private equity firm he co-founded. Mr. Taslitz currently serves as a director of the following privately held companies in which Sterling Partners holds an equity interest
Conversant Intellectual Property, Inc., an intellectual property management company; Innovation Holdings, LLC, parent to I/O Data Centers, LLC and Baselayer, LLC, data center and data center operating systems companies; Prospect Mortgage, LLC, a retail mortgage origination company; Wengen Investments Limited; Sterling Fund Management, LLC; Secondary Opportunity Book, LLC; Sterling Venture Partners, LLC; Sterling Capital Partners, LLC; Sterling Capital Partners II, LLC; Sterling Capital Partners III, LLC; SC Partners III AIV One GP Corporation; Sterling Partners 2009, LLC; and Sterling Capital Partners IV, LLC. In addition, from April 2005 to October 2012, Mr. Taslitz was a director of Ameritox Ltd., a prescription monitoring solution provider and Ameritox Testing Management, Inc., a laboratory services company. Mr. Taslitz also serves on the compensation committees of the boards of directors of each of these companies other than Conversant Intellectual Property, Inc. and serves as a member of the audit committee of the board of directors of Ameritox, Ltd.
Mr. Taslitz received his B.A., with honors, in accounting from the University of Illinois. Mr. Taslitz has been a Director since July 2007.
Professor and DeanBoston University Questrom School of Business
Kenneth W. Freeman joined Boston University as the Allen Questrom Professor and Dean of the Questrom School of Business in 2010.
Ken has more than forty years of professional experience, most recently at KKR where he was a partner and also served as a senior advisor. He is a director of Laureate Education (NASDAQ: LAUR), director and former chairman of the Graduate Management Admission Council and a member of the AACSB Committee on Issues in Management Education and the Business Practices Council.
Ken began his career at Corning Incorporated in 1972, progressing through the financial function before leading several businesses. He joined Corning Clinical Laboratories in 1995, and the company was spun off from Corning as Quest Diagnostics Incorporated soon thereafter. He led the dramatic turnaround of Quest Diagnostics as chairman and chief executive officer through 2004.
A study of global business leadership conducted at INSEAD and published in the January 2013 issue of the Harvard Business Review named Ken one of the 100 best performing CEOs in the world.
Ken received an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School in 1976, and a BSBA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Bucknell University in 1972.
Ken is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bucknell University.
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