A Message from UMGC President Javier Miyares on Equality and Justice

I am writing to you today with a heavy heart. In a nation and world made fearful and uncertain by a deadly pandemic, recent events have cast a light on an equally insidious threatone that strikes at the very foundations of our democracy.

The tragic death in Minnesota of George Floyd—and the civil unrest that has followedis the latest in a devastating series of reminders that we are and must remain vigilant stewards of an America and world marked by peace and justice for all.

Our future depends on our willingness to model principled leadership; to stand united in opposition to discrimination, whether blatant or covert; and to shun all who seek to divide us, even as we embrace a vision of our world made brighter by shared opportunity.

These principleare fundamental to our mission at UMGC. They are what I cherish most about our university, and they underscore the importance of the work we do every day.

Please join me in pledging to be an advocate always for hope, for opportunity and equalityfor justice and peace. Thank you.

Javier Miyares
President
University of Maryland Global Campus

University of Maryland Global Campus Receives $825,000 Grant from Ascendium Education Group to Prepare Next Generation of Community College Leaders

Adelphi, Md. (June 2, 2020)—University of Maryland Global Campus has received an $825,000 grant from Ascendium Education Group to develop a new, innovative curriculum that responds to the evolving set of leadership skills needed in higher education for its doctoral program in Community College Policy and Administration, UMGC Chief Academic Officer Blakely Pomietto announced today.Continue Reading

Record $16 Million Gift Doubles UMGC Endowment, Seeds Student Emergency Fund at Critical Time

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) recently received the largest single contribution to its endowment in its history and has put it to immediate use in support of the institution’s emergency relief fund for students suffering financial difficulties during the novel coronavirus pandemic.Continue Reading

Online Education in the Spotlight

By Javier Miyares, President of University of Maryland Global Campus

Editor’s Note: A slightly condensed version of the commentary was published in the Baltimore Business Journal on Friday, April 10, 2020.

The global spread of coronavirus disease and guidance from health officials to avoid groups and gatherings have disrupted routines on many college campuses and driven a shift to “online” classes.Continue Reading

UMGC’s Kemp Chosen for Leadership Maryland Class of 2020

University’s Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance, CFO, Is One of 52 Selected for Professional Development Program

Annapolis, Md. (Feb. 19) – Leadership Maryland has announced that Lisa Kemp, the University of Maryland Global Campus senior vice president of administration and finance and CFO, has been chosen to participate in its professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of the state’s local business and community leaders.Continue Reading

UMGC’s Freedman Elected President of National Press Club

Michael Freedman, veteran broadcast journalist, executive and educator, and currently a Journalist in Residence at University of Maryland Global Campus, has been elected president of the National Press Club, the world’s leading professional organization for journalists. Freedman will be inaugurated on January 18 and begin serving a one-year term in the position. In two years leading up to the election, Freedman served as the Club’s treasurer and vice president.

In his acceptance speech last Friday evening, Freedman said: “At the National Press Club we protect press freedom, we protect reporters around the world, and today, we must also protect the reputation of journalism.” He also recognized the challenges that journalism faces in the digital age: “Today we live in a digital world…one in which we have more information at our fingertips than perhaps even [legendary journalist] Ed Murrow could have imagined. At the same time, readers, listeners and viewers on all platforms are asking: ‘Who do you trust?’ The National Press Club is an indispensable platform to educate, inspire, empower and protect. I ask tonight that we join together over the next year to use it to those ends.”

Read the full National Press Club announcement HERE.