Gazette Leader: Marymount’s 2024 grads ‘earned it by working hard’

Gazette Leader: Marymount’s 2024 grads ‘earned it by working hard’

Is there a doctor in the house? In the Garrett family, there are now two. Shantia Garrett, a teacher in the Baltimore city school system, earned a doctorate in education during May 12 commencement exercises for Marymount University’s College of Health and Education. Appropriately enough for Mother’s Day, Garrett became a second-generation Ed.D. holder, following […]

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Forbes: How to become a transformational leader in the AI era

Forbes: How to become a transformational leader in the AI era

Image courtesy of Getty. Irma Becerra is president of Marymount University, a comprehensive doctoral-granting university known for its innovative curriculum. The unprecedented shift in power that the AI era is bringing to the workplace means leaders need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. As we all know, change is never easy. The past few years have […]

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Gazette Leader: Marymount’s early learning center off to strong start

Gazette Leader: Marymount’s early learning center off to strong start

  Marymount University recently celebrated the debut of its Early Learning Academy, marking “a significant milestone for the institution as it unveiled a state-of-the-art facility designed to cater to the educational needs of young children,” university officials said. Joining Marymount president Irma Becerra, board of trustees chair Peter Converse and other university personnel and academy staff […]

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Arlington Catholic Herald: Marymount University hosts grand opening for Early Learning Academy

Arlington Catholic Herald: Marymount University hosts grand opening for Early Learning Academy

  Marymount University in Arlington celebrated the grand opening of its Early Learning Academy at a ribbon-cutting event March 15. Virginia Secretary of Education Aimee Rogstad Guidera, Marymount Board of Trustees Chair Peter Converse, university administrators and staff, families and others attended. The state-of-the-art facility is designed to cater to the educational needs of preschoolers. […]

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Forbes: Building an ethical work culture for the age of AI

Forbes: Building an ethical work culture for the age of AI

Image courtesy of Getty. Irma Becerra is president of Marymount University, a comprehensive doctoral-granting university known for its innovative curriculum. I recently gave a presentation to a group of members of our Board of Trustees when one member asked how the university is dealing with the ethical considerations of AI. As educators, the first thing on […]

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Forbes: Leverage experience and life-long learning in the era of AI

Forbes: Leverage experience and life-long learning in the era of AI

Image courtesy of Getty. Irma Becerra is president of Marymount University, a comprehensive doctoral-granting university known for its innovative curriculum. My interest in AI dates back to my early academic career years, back in the late 1990s, because of the direct connection with my field of research, knowledge management (KM). KM concerns itself with the discipline […]

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Forbes: Getting comfortable being uncomfortable in the era of AI

Forbes: Getting comfortable being uncomfortable in the era of AI

Image courtesy of Getty. Irma Becerra is president of Marymount University, a comprehensive doctoral-granting university known for its innovative curriculum. Leaders face daily pressures, in particular when addressing unanticipated problems. Oftentimes, we may think that a good leader should have all the answers. There is an obvious discomfort when we are in a situation where we […]

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Washington Business Journal: Executive Insights with President Irma Becerra

Washington Business Journal: Executive Insights with President Irma Becerra

  In the fourth year of Executive Insights, Washington Business Journal Publisher Alex Orfinger is joined by President Irma Becerra, Ph.D., of Marymount University, to discuss the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead for Marymount University in Greater Washington in 2024 and beyond.  Watch the video on the Washington Business Journal’s website. […]

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Forbes: How leaders can learn the art of purposeful risk-taking

Forbes: How leaders can learn the art of purposeful risk-taking

Image courtesy of Getty. Irma Becerra is president of Marymount University, a comprehensive doctoral-granting university known for its innovative curriculum. When I think of an organization needing to assume risk to push its boundaries and reach stretch goals, no other organization comes to my mind than the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The scientific […]

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Forbes: Why principled leadership is vital to success

Forbes: Why principled leadership is vital to success

Image courtesy of Getty. Irma Becerra is president of Marymount University, a comprehensive doctoral-granting university known for its innovative curriculum. I was having dinner with a friend some years ago when a familiar, not-so-happy-face interrupted our meal: “Dr. Becerra—is that you? You gave me the only B in my MBA.” Afterward, my friend said, “Why don’t […]

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