Paula R. Singer is the chief network officer (CNO) of Laureate Education and the chief executive officer (CEO) of Laureate Global Products and Services. As CNO, Ms. Singer is responsible for leveraging collaboration, innovation, and best practices throughout the Laureate International Universities network. In her role as CEO, she leads Laureate’s portfolio of international online institutions and offerings, U.S. campus-based institutions, and worldwide institutions in hospitality management and art and design.
Ms. Singer has served in a number of senior leadership roles since joining Laureate Education, Inc. (formerly Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.) in 1993, including leadership of all Laureate online postsecondary businesses and the company’s entry into the postsecondary education market with the acquisition of Canter & Associates in 1997.
Previously, Ms. Singer served as president of Sylvan Education Solutions (now Catapult Learning), where she led the educational support services division. Ms. Singer formerly held several senior positions at American Learning Corporation, a subsidiary of Encyclopedia Britannica, including vice president of marketing, executive vice president of operations, and general manager.
Ms. Singer is also the cofounder of the Nurturing Nest Montessori School, which is located in Maryland and is affiliated with the American Montessori Society, the International Montessori Council, and Montessori Schools of Maryland.
Ms. Singer earned a BS in Education from the University of Connecticut, where she was the first education major to be selected for the prestigious University Scholar program. She is an advisory board member of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. Ms. Singer has long been an advocate for the United Way and its commitment to improving local communities and the quality of life for children.