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Dr. Laura Bonitto debuts as Dean of Academics in UAC School of Global Management

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 15:27 Categoria: News
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Dr. Laura Bonitto, a former professor at UAC, is appointed as the Dean of Academics. The decision is made to affirm the commitment of our team to the institution's vision by promoting excellence in students' educational journeys.

Powerfully equipped to display global leadership and entrepreneurial skills, the addition of Dr. Bonitto is in line with our vision: to prepare students to become outstanding global leaders through knowledge and management skills, decision-making techniques, global awareness, ethics and social responsibility.

Dr. Bonitto's leadership style is based on personal and professional values, placing others around her as the center of attention, and looking for ways to respond to their needs and interests. She firmly believes that when students feel valued, they are encouraged and motivated to learn, and when students acknowledge that teachers are willing to extend themselves, they will respond to the efforts that are being made- making success the end result.

She emphasizes in the importance of critical thinking and the need to consider business within its larger social, historical, and intellectual contexts.

"I strive to build an open communication climate so that there are no barriers. In this way it will enable all to have a stronger awareness of the goals, vision and values of UAC Miami. I aspire to build an atmosphere that encourages creative people to come up with ideas to meet the needs of the campus, solve problems, and recognize opportunities that will be beneficial to the campus and to the institution as a whole." Dr. Laura Bonitto

It is important to highlight that UAC Miami started offering Associate, Bachelor and Master of Arts in Global Management programs since 2012, positively impacting Doral´s community by offering Continuing Education Programs such as workshops, certificates, and seminars in various disciplines and fields. Additionally, UAC Miami, in collaboration with UAC Barranquilla, provides International Academic Mission Trips that are aimed at introducing the students to an international academic experience. These Mission Trips include classroom sessions, workshops, conferences led by speakers with business expertise, and visits to various local businesses and institutions.

As a constant learner, Dr. Bonitto has a deep understanding and appreciation of the issues that these students face, thus being very sensitive to the challenges faced by the adult learner, she is committed to opportunities that promote the diverse learning styles, while promoting and encouraging curiosity, self-confidence, and self-expression in the students.

"I consider it an extraordinary privilege to contribute to the development of UAC's future powerful global leaders" Dr. Laura Bonitto

Prior to joining UAC, Dr. Bonitto taught at another university where she gained valuable experience leading graduate and undergraduate discussion sections for teaching. She has also enjoyed, for over forty years, experience in a corporate work environment, in addition to being a small business co-owner.

Dr. Bonitto's educational background:

Argosy University, Sarasota, FL: Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership American Intercontinental University (AIU).
Ft Lauderdale, FL: Master of Business Administration Degree in Management Leadership; Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Human Resources Management.

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