WTOP: Marymount University to start spring semester virtually

WTOP: Marymount University to start spring semester virtually

  Marymount University students will begin their spring semester classes virtually due to COVID-19 concerns, the school announced Wednesday. The school will readopt a remote learning format for the first two weeks of the spring 2022 semester “in order to reduce the potential spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 on campus,” the school said […]

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Forbes: The importance of collaborative decision-making in challenging times

Forbes: The importance of collaborative decision-making in challenging times

Image courtesy of Getty. Irma Becerra is president of Marymount University, a comprehensive doctorate-granting university known for its innovative curriculum. I vividly remember the early days of the global pandemic, when leaders were required to make critical decisions without a clear playbook. As health experts and government officials scrambled to make sense of the ever-changing information […]

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Forbes: Reframing setbacks as opportunities builds bold leadership

Forbes: Reframing setbacks as opportunities builds bold leadership

Image courtesy of Getty. Irma Becerra is president of Marymount University, a comprehensive doctorate-granting university known for its innovative curriculum. Adversity is a given in the human experience. But our greatest difficulties afford us the most valuable life lessons. When we look at challenges as learning experiences, setbacks become opportunities, hurdles to clear rather than roadblocks […]

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Forbes: Making and communicating difficult decisions as a leader

Forbes: Making and communicating difficult decisions as a leader

Image courtesy of Getty. Irma Becerra is president of Marymount University, a comprehensive doctoral-granting university known for its innovative curriculum. While Covid-19 continues to spread across the globe, there has been much debate surrounding inoculating the masses against the Delta variant. As the president of Marymount University, an institution that prides itself on personalized and primarily […]

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WDVM: Marymount University discusses success in keeping COVID cases low — and their plan to continue as school resumes

WDVM: Marymount University discusses success in keeping COVID cases low — and their plan to continue as school resumes

  Students, staff and political officials gathered at Marymount University to discuss how COVID-19 has affected higher education, and how the school plans to move forward as the pandemic continues. Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was in attendance for the round table discussion on Wednesday, speaking with students and faculty about their educational experience during […]

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Richmond Times-Dispatch: Supporting HSIs and HBCUs will benefit every Virginian

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Supporting HSIs and HBCUs will benefit every Virginian

By Irma Becerra and James Dyke Last year, Marymount University achieved a significant milestone when it was independently designated as the first Hispanic-Serving Institution in Virginia — an achievement acknowledged by Gov. Ralph Northam in his State of the Commonwealth address. By 2030, the Latinx population in the U.S. is expected to increase by 25%. […]

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Washington Business Journal: Doubling Pell Grant max is a wise investment for the future

Washington Business Journal: Doubling Pell Grant max is a wise investment for the future

  By Irma Becerra – Marymount University As the president of a minority-serving institution (MSI) in Marymount University, specifically the first designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in Virginia, I am proud to be part of a community of institutions nationally that serve a critical role in leveling the playing field by providing quality postsecondary education to […]

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Forbes: Building bridges via internationalization in higher education for global competitiveness

Forbes: Building bridges via internationalization in higher education for global competitiveness

Image courtesy of Getty. Irma Becerra is president of Marymount University, a comprehensive doctoral-granting university best known for its innovative curriculum. Last summer, university leaders across the country worked tirelessly to ensure all students could continue their studies during the global pandemic. Unfortunately, at the same time, a newly enacted national policy worked to accomplish […]

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