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Barry Sugarman

Global Operations, Learning & Innovation, Laureate International Universities
Vice President, Laureate Center for Global Faculty Excellence

Columbia, MD
Dr. Barry Sugarman currently serves as Vice President, Laureate Center for Global Faculty Excellence within the Laureate Network Office. Barry returned to Laureate in May of 2015 after serving as Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs/Chief Academic Officer at Divine Mercy University (DMU) in Arlington, Virginia, where he also oversaw marketing, enrollment, and admissions services. Additionally, Barry spearheaded the launch of DMU’s first fully online degree programs.

Prior to IPS, Barry worked at Laureate for 4 1/2 years and most recently served as Vice President for Program Design and Product Operations. Barry has over 25 years of experience in the higher education, electronic publishing, and technology sectors. He co-designed the Global MBA Program for the Anahuac University Network in Mexico and held product and technology management positions at Lexis-Nexis, Disclosure, SkyTel as well as the National Academy of Sciences.

Barry has been active in advising a variety of non-profit organizations on education and online learning issues. Additionally, Barry led a team for the American Council of Education that defined standards for online learning in a Gates Foundation-funded project designed to create a more flexible pathway towards postsecondary education attainment for the more than 31 million non-traditional students who may have some college credit but no degree.

Dr. Sugarman completed his Ph.D. in Education at Columbia University, his MBA in Market Research at Pace University, and his BA in Psychology at University of Rochester.