Vivian Sanchez brings a wealth of higher education and business experience to her leadership role at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Having worked in public research universities in the United States and private institutions in nine countries, Ms. Sanchez offers -global insight into higher education for campus-based and in pioneering digital learning. Ms. Sanchez led several universities in the Laureate Network for the past three years.
In her previous roles as President and Senior Administrator in higher education, Ms. Sanchez guided institutions to achieving national recognition, obtaining critical accreditation, attracting world-class faculty and implementing innovative technology solutions for academic instruction and student support. Through affiliations with top- ranked universities and strong industry connections, Ms. Sanchez has demonstrated her student-centered approach by providing unique academic experiences that ensure each student is prepared for a global, competitive market.
Prior to joining University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and Laureate Education, Inc., Vivian Sanchez served as President of Whitney University System, a network enrolling more than 65,000 students across five higher education institutions. She formerly served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Administration at Florida International University—one of the 25 largest public research universities in the United States—and served as Advisor to the President of Cleveland State University.
Prior to her tenure in higher education, Ms. Sanchez led the strategic and organizational transition of entrepreneurial companies and multinational organizations including consumer products and financial services in the U.S., Latin American and Asia. This included senior positions at Visa International, HIG Capital and Chase Manhattan Bank.
Ms. Sanchez graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service and earned her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School.