With more than 15 years of experience in the education and non-profit worlds, Sofia Toro brings a passion for education to her position. Toro came to KGI in September 2008 and oversees the admissions, recruiting, student affairs, financial aid, and international student processing for KGI’s graduate programs. She brings operations expertise as well as experience in professional school admissions, thanks to her work in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Her current responsibilities at KGI encompass all aspects of student engagement and student success. She has been successful at streamlining processes within recruitment, admissions, student affairs and financial aid; helping our students enjoy their experience at KGI. Most notably, increasing our efforts to recruit international students from many different countries.
Before joining KGI, Toro helped improve the organizational effectiveness of LA Universal Preschool (LAUP), the largest universal preschool effort in the history of the US educational system. While there, she co-designed and implemented a continuous quality improvement system, and she facilitated the California Award for Performance Excellence training for organizational learning, process improvement, problem solving, and implementation. Prior to her work at LAUP, Toro spent more than five years in MBA admissions at Pepperdine University. Toro holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Woodbury University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.