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. Juan Ramon de la FuenteProfessor and Chair of the Board of the Aspen Institute Mexico
Dr. de la Fuente was secretary of health during the administration of President Ernesto Zedillo (1994-1999) and the rector of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) from 1999 to 2007. A graduate of the school of medicine at UNAM, Dr. de la Fuente received a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota and specialized in psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic. In 1989, he received a prestigious research award from the Mexican Academy of Science.
Dr. de la Fuente was a distinguished researcher at the National Institute of Nutrition, and was chief of the clinical research division at the National Institute of Psychiatry. Previously, he was the director of UNAM’s university health research program and coordinator of scientific research at the institution. Dr. de la Fuente was also president of the Science Academy of Mexico and president of the National Academy of Medicine.
He is the author of nearly 250 scientific works and has edited 13 works on health, education and scientific research. Dr. de la Fuente has also contributed to many books, and has been cited more than 1,800 times in international literature.
Dr. Condoleezza RiceDenning Professor in Global Business and the Economy, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC.
From January 2005 to 2009, Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. Rice also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001 to 2005, the first woman to hold the position.
Rice served as Stanford University’s Provost from 1993-1999, during which she was the institution's chief budget and academic officer. As provost, she was responsible for a $1.5 billion annual budget and the academic program involving 1,400 faculty members and 14,000 students. In 1997, she also served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender -- Integrated Training in the Military.
Rice currently serves on the boards of Dropbox, an online-storage technology company; C3, an energy software company; and Makena Capital, a private endowment firm. In addition, she is chair of the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education and a member of the boards of the George W. Bush Institute and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Previously, Rice served on various additional boards, including those of: the Aspen Institute; the Commonwealth Club; KiOR, Inc.; the Chevron Corporation; the Charles Schwab Corporation; the Transamerica Corporation; the Hewlett-Packard Company; the University of Notre Dame; the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and, the San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors.
In 2013, Rice was appointed to the College Football Playoff Committee, formerly the Bowl Championship Series.
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Rice earned her bachelor's degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver; her master’s from the University of Notre Dame; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver.
Rice is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded eleven honorary doctorates. She currently resides in Stanford, California.
Dr. Quentin Van DoosselaereCo-CEO, Bregal Investments
Quentin Van Doosselaere is the Co-CEO of Bregal investment, a global private equity firm. Dr. Van Doosselaere began his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert in 1984. He then joined Bankers Trust Co. where he ran various capital markets businesses. In the mid-nineties, he held executive positions in a number of non-profit organizations before going into academia. There, the multidisciplinary nature of his research into social networks in a historical context led to him being invited to present his work to history, economics and sociology departments worldwide. He was affiliated with Columbia University and Oxford University when he returned to the financial industry and joined Bregal in 2008. He sits on the board of Solar Reserve, IMG Midstream, Aurigen Insurance and Laureate among others.
Dr. Van Doosselaere holds an engineering degree from the Brussels Solvay Business School and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University.
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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