Laura Palmer Noone
Laura Palmer Noone possesses more than 35 years of experience higher education including serving as the Chief Academic Officer and President of University of Phoenix. In 2006, Laura was named President Emerita of the University of Phoenix. She then became President and CEO of Saras Education, Inc, where she provided professional management and consultation to institutions of higher education, including enrollment and retention support, technology and distance learning capacity. Laura served as President and CEO of Potomac College in Washington DC, where she brought the college to viability and gained approval for the college’s first master’s degree. Most recently, Laura served as Chief Academic Officer for Ashford University where she coordinated the university’s reaffirmation of accreditation and several structural changes. She currently is faculty in the Forbes School of Business and Technology at University of Arizona Global Campus.
Dr. Noone has served as a member of the Secretary of Higher Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), on the board of directors for the American Council on Education (ACE) and on the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education for 13 years. She was a member of the board of directors of the Lumina Foundation for Education, and served as the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee.
Laura is currently a proud member and past chair of the Board of Child Crisis Arizona. She resides in Tempe, Arizona with her husband Stephen and their rescue dogs.