Javier Miyares was appointed president of University of Maryland University College (UMUC) on October 1, 2012. He has served UMUC in several leadership capacities since joining the institution in 2001 and excelled in guiding UMUC as acting president since February 22, 2012.
Prior to joining UMUC, Mr. Miyares was associate vice chancellor for Finance and Administration at the University System of Maryland (USM), where he had also served as assistant vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. Mr. Miyares was the lead staff member for USM on issues related to strategic planning, accountability, student learning assessment, and institutional research.
Mr. Miyares' more than 35 years of higher education experience includes employment with the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP).
Mr. Miyares earned bachelor's and master's degrees in sociology at UMCP. He completed all the requirements but the dissertation for a doctorate in Educational Measurement and Statistics.