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Michelle Bass

Global Operations, Learning & Innovation, Laureate International Universities
Director, Digital Learning Solutions Center, Andean Region (ARO)
Santiago, Chile
Michelle Bass serves as Director of the Digital Learning Solutions Center (DLSC) for the Andean Region (ARO) and National Director of Academic Development at Instituto Profesional AIEP.

As Director for the DLSC ARO, Michelle is responsible for working collaboratively with academic and business leaders within institutions to create and manage online regional product and services offerings and development budgets, and lead product development processes to support our regional growth.

Michelle, who joined Laureate in 2012, is an industrial civil engineer, with more than 15 years of experience developing programs enabled by technology for higher education and corporate training. She has held academic and technology management positions at Professional Institute IACC, UVirtual, the Association of e-learning Companies (ACeL), in addition to serving as director for research projects funded by the National Commission of Science and Technology of Chile (CONICYT). Michelle has also served as a member of the organizing committee for the Fifth International Meeting on Education, Professional Training and Education Technologies (VirtualEduca) and organized gatherings of corporate universities in the vein of VirtualEduca in Argentina and the Dominican Republic.

Michelle has presented at various international events including BbWorld in Las Vegas (2016), VirtualEduca in Panama City (2012), Zaragoza (2008), Bilbao (2006), and Miami (2003). In 2010, she was invited by the Korean Government Business Office to the Inaugural Plenary Congress on Ibero-American Education and Society.