Dr. Basil Cleveland is a Co-Founder and serves as Executive Vice President at Shorelight Education. He is also an Angel Investor. Basil brings years of expertise in international education to his role as Executive Vice President of Shorelight Education. Prior to founding Shorelight, Basil helped build Kaplan's global business while establishing 60+ transnational degree programs as senior vice president of Kaplan Global Solutions. At Kaplan, he developed partnership programs in Hong Kong, China, and Singapore, including complex consortia relationships with elite U.S., U.K., and Australian universities. Basil holds a Ph.D. in literature and philosophy from Boston University, where he also earned an M.F.A. under the tutelage of three-time U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky.