OUR MISSION


Cross institutional and industry collaborations are the key to a sustainable future.


We believe that university and industry collaborations are the key to helping students gain 21st century skills, such as global or intercultural competency, are the key to addressing nationalism and xenophobia and are critical for building a more inclusive and peaceful global society.


Our leadership team includes members with extensive experience working with underrepresented populations and advocating for diversity and equity in higher education and the public and private sectors. 


Our company is deeply committed to making sure that the values and principles of ethics, social responsibility, and sustainability are part of our technology solutions at all stages of development and implementation process.

OUR TEAM


A mixture of interdisciplinary innovators, makers and doers.

Matthew Hightower

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Maddie Piffard

Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer

Loye Sekihata Ashton

Chief Academic Officer

Suzanne Orzech

VP of Partner Experience

Dylan Parker

VP of Engineering

Martin Bishop

Head of Data Security

“Because we are a benefit corporation, principles matter as much to us as profit. Working to be better at being human drives us forward. At Class2Class our passion is to help students overcome fear, isolation, and social distancing through the use of a technological platform, ImmerseU, that enables virtual engagement and meaningful interaction in a digital learning environment."

Loye Sekihata Ashton

VP of Partnerships

OUR ADVISORS


A growing team of innovators, makers and thinkers.

Dr. Keiko Ikeda

VP of IIGE, Director of Success Osaka, Consultant E-learning MEXT

Jon Rubin

Started SUNY COIL Center, University Consultant for VE

Dr. Darla Deardorff

President of AIEA, Faculty at Duke

Stephen Tschudi

PBLL Expert at University of Hawaii

Dr. Julio Rodriguez

Director of Technology and Innovation Center at University of Hawaii

Dr. David Flint

MGMT Professor at Texas A&M University

Virginia Keehan CFA

Senior Lead S&P Global Market Intelligence

Cole Knuth

VP of International, Pax8

John Wilson

Head of Sales for IOT at Cisco

Mary Lou Forward

Director of the SUNY COIL Center

Tom Mason

CEO of ALLEX

Veronica Onorevole

Project Director VE/COIL Initiatives, Senior Global Program Specialist, ACE

Karen Wilson- Stevenson

Grants Advisor

Dr. Joseph Martin Stevenson

Founder of Provost Emeritus of the Global Digital Academy

David Woodward

President of the American Consortium of Universities

PARTNER WITH A TEAM OF INNOVATORS!


Join the world's fastest growing learning platform for international programs.