Sandra Upton

Educational Initiatives, USA

As Vice President of Educational Initiatives, Sandra Upton is responsible for leading the centre’s educational efforts. She has over twenty years of experience training and consulting with universities, K-12 schools, companies, and non-profit organisations. Prior to joining the Cultural Intelligence Center (CQC), Sandra Upton was Dean of Business Programs at a small private college where she provided leadership for their professional and graduate studies, supervising over one hundred faculty and several thousand students around the world. 
She has travelled to numerous countries and has facilitated global business experiences throughout China, Israel, South Africa, and several countries in Europe. As part of her doctoral work, she studied the relationship between cultural intelligence and success of expatriates working in South Africa.
Upton’s leadership responds to the needs from institutions like Harvard Business School, London School of Economics, University of Michigan, Fudan University, Stanford University, and hundreds of other public and private schools that are committed to assessing and improving the cultural intelligence of their faculty, staff, and students.
In addition to leading the centre’s educational initiatives, Upton plays a significant role in helping to determine the centre’s strategy for overall organisational growth.