Javier Miyares was named president of University of Maryland University College in October 2012, after serving as interim president for seven months. His leadership style is collaborative, emphasizing academic excellence, transparency and open communication.
The world of library science has changed dramatically since Robert Miller entered it more than 30 years ago—and nowhere is that change more evident than at UMUC. Today, a trip to the library doesn’t mean perusing towering shelves of dusty volumes. Instead, an online portal offers access to more than 75,000 electronic journals and 20,000 e-books, all via the World Wide Web.
UMUC alumna and Post-Newsweek Media Inc. CEO Karen Acton makes the case for community newspapers
Karen Acton launched her career with a UMUC degree in accounting, intent on getting a nice, stable numbers job. Along the way she happened upon journalism. Now, as the new CEO of Post-Newsweek Media Inc., she finds herself defending a business she loves that, these days, is anything but stable.