Baltimore—February 7, 2007—Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR), the world’s leading international provider of higher education, is pleased to announce that Barbara R. Heller, EdD, RN, FAAN, vice president strategic initiatives for nursing and health sciences, has been appointed to Maryland’s Statewide Commission on the Shortage in Health Care Workforce. Dr. Heller will serve a two-year term as the Greater Baltimore Committee representative on the Commission, which was enacted as a legislative initiative in 2006.

The Commission was formed to respond to Maryland’s critical shortage of health care workers. Walden University, the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities global network of accredited institutions of higher learning, offers an MS in Nursing degree program, master’s and doctoral degrees in Public Health and doctoral degrees in Health Services designed to prepare much-needed health care leaders and educators to address the crisis.

 

Dr. Heller has over 40 years of academic and leadership experience in both public and private institutions in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York. Since 1981, she has held several executive positions with the University of Maryland, including dean of the Nursing School from 1990–2002 and executive director of the Center for Health Workforce Development.

About Laureate Education, Inc.
Laureate Education, Inc., is focused exclusively on providing a superior university experience to over 240,000 students through the leading global network of accredited campus-based and online universities. Addressing the rapidly growing global demand for higher education, Laureate offers a broad range of career-oriented undergraduate and graduate programs through campus-based universities located in Latin America, Europe and Asia. Through online universities, Laureate offers the growing population of nontraditional, working-adult students the convenience and flexibility of distance learning to pursue undergraduate, master’s, and doctorate degree programs in major career fields, including engineering, education, business, and health care. For more information, please visit our Web site, www.laureate.net.

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