For the last 15 years, Dr. Pond has been a senior executive in higher education, holding both campus level and corporate positions overseeing large, multi-campus and online institutions of higher education in the US and internationally. He has served as chancellor, president, CEO, COO, and CAO (Chief Academic Officer). He has deep expertise in the areas of strategic and operational planning, P&L management, organizational health, change management, academics, and accreditation and regulatory
affairs, among other areas.
Dr. Pond has been a mission-driven educator for 29 years. He began his career as an adjunct professor and high school teacher and spent six years in the elementary and secondary classroom working primarily with at-risk youth. Wallace was also a public school administrator and spent another six years as a full time education professor and administrator, working in both on campus and online education, bringing education to underserved students in English and Spanish. He has also taught as an adjunct instructor at five universities in the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Pond has lived, worked, and studied in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He has presented nationally and internationally and is the author of numerous articles and the book, The Lights Are On, Is Anybody Home? Education in America.
Wallace, a licensed pilot, has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, a Master’s degree in Human Resource Education, and a Ph.D. in Education. He has two grown children and resides with his wife and youngest daughter in Colorado, USA and the United Arab