The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents announced that Gregory Fowler, Ph.D. has been selected as the next president of University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). He will begin his new position on January 4, 2021.
Fowler comes to UMGC after nearly nine years at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), where he served in a dual role as chief academic officer and vice president for academic affairs before being elevated to president of SNHU’s Global Campus in September 2018. He has been responsible for academic functions in support of the university’s learning experiences and modalities—online, competency-based and hybrid—that met the rapidly changing demands of the workforce and global communities, including programs for refugees in Africa and the Middle East and for learners in Mexico and Columbia.
Fowler’s portfolio at SNHU included oversight of more than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and social sciences, nursing and health professions, and STEM programs. He has provided vision and leadership to executive teams and faculty, including academic vice presidents, executive directors, deans, and more than 6,500 faculty and subject-matter experts.
The search for UMGC’s next president began in September 2020, after Javier Miyares announced his retirement following a 45-year career that culminated in his transformative eight-year tenure as UMGC president. In Fall 2020, Miyares transitioned into an advisory capacity to Chancellor Perman, focusing on Systemwide data analytics and how to better position the USM for distance education during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawrence E. Leak, Ph.D., immediately assumed the role of interim president at UMGC while the board completed its search for a permanent replacement.
To learn more, visit the University of Maryland Global Campus website.
Source: University of Maryland Global Campus