Executive Leadership Team

Executive Leadership

Cathleen Raffaeli – Chief Executive Officer

MBA, New York University
Currently serves as UBIS CEO; Has served as CEO and/or Board member of various universities and colleges since 2003.

Shannyn Stern – Chief Financial Officer

BSBA in Finance and Accountancy, California State University, San Marcos; Certified Public Accountant

Possesses 17 years of experienced as a senior level accounting executive for educational institutions.

Rafael Salazar Orozco – Chief Revenue Officer

BS in Business Administration

15 years in higher education admissions, operations and student services leadership.

Brent Passey – Chief Marketing Officer

BS Philosophy, Utah State University; MBA/MKT, University of Phoenix

19 years in higher education leadership roles. Marketing, operations, admissions, student services, and enrollment.

Dr. Shanthi Konkoth – Provost & Chief Academic Officer

Ed.D. Instructional Leadership, St. John’s University

Nearly 27 years of higher experience in higher education administration. Spent the last 8 years as the Provost of MSCHE accredited institution and as Middle States Commission on Higher Education evaluator and team chair.

Dr. Antonina Santalova – Director of UBIS Research Institute

Ph.D. in Social Policy and a MPhil in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford, UK. MA in Marketing and a BA in Linguistics from the National State University, Kyrgyzstan.

Over 20 years of experience in governmental and non-governmental agencies, along with a firm grounding in research and teaching.