Since joining World Education Group in October as our new Director of Business Development, Douglas has been pivotal in bringing AUPP to market. His work is focused on acquiring new AUPP business partners throughout the world, as well as developing sales and marketing plans with ESL schools and universities to attract qualified students to the AUPP program and consequently to make these schools more profitable.
Douglas Palmer is a former attorney with over seven years experience in English language program development, ELS accreditation, and international recruiting.
Doug served as Commissioner on the Commission for English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), one of two accrediting bodies approved by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit adult ESL. During Doug’s tenure as a CEA Commissioner (2013-2015), the Commission reviewed and issued accreditation decisions for over 300 intensive English programs.
For seven years, Doug served as the Business Development Director of LCI Language Centers, which he helped to grow from an accredited intensive English program based in Denver, Colorado to a fully-accredited institution with five, individual CEA-accredited branches.
Before ESL, Doug practiced law as a securities attorney. He has his Bachelor’s degree from University of Arizona and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver.