University of Maryland Global Campus ("UMGC") invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of President.
UMGC has long been recognized as a global pioneer in distance education. Today, committed to maintaining its leadership status, UMGC combines academic excellence with transformative innovation to create a powerful new model for adult learning—even as students redefine the foundations of their career.
UMGC is one of twelve degree-granting institutions within the University System of Maryland ("USM"). With more than 72,000 undergraduates and 18,000 graduate students and an annual budget in excess of $125M, UMGC is the only Maryland public institution that specializes in providing educational opportunities for the professional workforce worldwide. UMGC's mission, throughout its 70+ year history, has been to serve adult students by offering credit programs leading to bachelor's and master's degrees, particularly in high-demand fields. UMGC delivers courses throughout Maryland, the nation, and the world using distance learning technologies and includes two overseas divisions that offer programs specifically for U.S. servicemembers and their families. UMGC is headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C., in Adelphi, Maryland, with an administrative office in Largo, Maryland.
The university seeks a visionary, dynamic, and entrepreneurial leader with a strong commitment to excellence in higher education, demonstrated administrative skills in managing a complex organization with global operations, and the ability to work with the USM Board of Regents to guide the institution to the next level of distinction. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of and commitment to higher education and an ability to articulate the way in which UMGC is unique in how it puts values into practice through excellent teaching, community service, and engagement.
Reporting to the Chancellor of the USM, the President of UMGC is the institution's chief executive officer, responsible for all operations of the university, including overall leadership and guidance of the institution, its academic programs, fundraising, financial stewardship, student safety and success, and the administration of resources. The President will be responsible for fostering partnerships and co-ventures in public and private sectors, as well as for strengthening cross-institutional collaboration within the System. As UMGC's chief representative, the President must build relationships with a wide variety of external constituencies. The President will be expected to hold institutional leadership to the very highest standards of conduct, champion racial justice and diversity in all its forms, foster student success, and ensure student safety and security.
The President must have a record of leadership accomplishments, such as progressive higher education administration or executive leadership experience, and proven management capability. Candidates from nonacademic sectors who have nontraditional but comparable skill sets will be fully considered.
Candidates who have an earned doctorate or terminal degree with uniquely transferrable experience are preferred.
Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will be received until a list of candidates is put forward for final consideration. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter and are encouraged to be submitted by October 26, 2020, to ensure fullest consideration.
Applications and nominations may be sent to
Ken Kring, Co-Managing Director, and Victoria Antolini, Senior Associate
Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry, Philadelphia, PA
University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMGC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.