After successfully leading University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) for the past eight years—the institution was previously known as University of Maryland University College—Javier Miyares recently announced his plans to retire as UMGC president upon the appointment of a successor.
In beginning the search for Miyares's replacement, the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents has committed itself to finding a successor who will continue UMGC's impressive trajectory, its ready embrace of pioneering innovation, and its leadership in leveraging technology to improve academic quality and college access.
"UMGC is the nation's largest online public university and, in fact, one of the U.S.'s largest providers of higher education, period," said USM Chancellor Jay A. Perman. Its diversity of students—including adult students in the workforce and U.S. military—reflects our mission to educate the citizens of Maryland and beyond. The selection of UMGC's next president is therefore critically important not only to the university, but to the System, to the state, and to the country."