Prepared to Lead
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.
In many ways, President Miyares has been preparing to lead UMUC from the time he left his native Cuba as a 14-year-old refugee in 1961. Watch a short video biography that focuses on his career in Maryland higher education and the values that guide this Jesuit-educated son of teachers.