The Arlington Catholic Herald: Irma Becerra has many plans, hopes as she leads Marymount

Irma Becerra has shaken many hands since being named the seventh president of Marymount University in Arlington following Matthew Shank, and she wants to continue shaking hands with the students right through graduation. “I feel personally responsible for every student I meet at Marymount,” she said. “I want to see them cross the stage, shaking […]

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Inside NOVA: Marymount welcomes new arrivals as academic year approaches

More than 400 students who are first-time arrivals at Marymount University for the 2018-19 school year are being welcomed to campus, representing 27 states and 21 countries, university officials announced. Move-in day for incoming students was set for Aug. 22, with students and their families being welcomed with a special dinner. Move-in for returning students […]

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Arlington Magazine: 8 Questions With Marymount U’s New President

In May, Marymount University’s board of trustees unanimously voted in Dr. Irma Becerra as its seventh president. Becerra is a Cuban-American higher education leader who previously served as provost and chief academic officer at St. Thomas University in Florida.  She succeeds president emeritus Matthew Shank, who recently left academia to join the World Affairs Council-Washington, D.C., as interim president. We checked […]

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Washington Business Journal: Marymount University names new president

Irma Becerra will be the seventh president of Marymount University, replacing Matthew Shank after he announced in November he would step down. Becerra, who will assume the role July 1 at the Arlington university, has been provost and chief academic officer at St. Thomas University, a Catholic university in Miami. Before that, she was a tenured professor […]

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