University of Maryland Global Campus Names Dr. Pam Carter Dean of the School of Business

Adelphi, Md. (May 12, 2022)—University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) has appointed Pam Carter, PhD, dean and vice president of the School of Business. She began her new position on April 11.

Carter brings more than 20 years of higher education leadership experience to the position—having served in both administrative and faculty roles at various institutions—along with industry operations experience in the private sector.

She served most recently as dean of business and technology at the Community College of Philadelphia, and prior to that as assistant dean and director of curriculum development in the School of Business and Technology Management at Northcentral University in California. She served on the faculty of North Carolina A&T State University—as an associate professor and as chair of the Department of Management—and on the faculty of Florida State University, the University of Oklahoma and Northern Virginia Community College.

“Throughout her career, Dr. Carter has focused on success initiatives that include all students and has collaborated with faculty, staff and other stakeholders to expand opportunities for underserved populations, working to ensure equitable access and inclusive practices,” said UMGC Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Blakely Pomietto. “We are delighted to welcome her to the UMGC community.”

Said Carter, “This is exactly where I want to be during this pivotal time of change in the higher education landscape. We have a dynamic team in the School of Business, and I look forward to working with the faculty, staff, students and university leadership as we continue the legacy of academic innovation at UMGC.”

Carter holds a Bachelor of Individualized Studies from George Mason University, an MBA from University of Maryland, College Park, and a PhD in Business Administration with concentrations in management information systems and organizational behavior from Florida State University. 

“It is worth noting that Dr. Carter earned all three degrees as an adult learner,” said Pomietto, “which grants her a unique and personal perspective on our mission and the challenges facing our students.”

Carter also maintains professional certifications in human resource management, information systems and project management, as well as a certificate in online education design and delivery from the Sloan Consortium. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Organizational and End User-Computing and Communications of the ACM.

“I am excited and honored to serve as vice president and dean of the UMGC School of Business. The opportunity to serve working adults, military servicemembers and their families, and veterans in the U.S. and around the world is a real privilege,” Carter said. 

About University of Maryland Global Campus

Currently celebrating its 75th anniversary, University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) was established in 1947 to serve adults in the workforce and the military. Today, UMGC enrolls some 90,000 students annually, offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, as well as certificates in more than 90 fully online and hybrid programs and specializations.  

UMGC has a long history of innovation in reaching students where they are, including as a pioneer of internet instruction, piloting its first online classes in 1994. The university has received numerous awards for its groundbreaking work in developing fully online degree programs, including in high-demand fields such as cybersecurity, business, data analytics, health care and education. 

UMGC now offers classes to military service personnel and their families at some 180 locations in more than 20 countries. More than half of the university’s students are active-duty military personnel, their families, members of the National Guard and veterans.