Gregory Fowler


University of Maryland Global Campus

Gregory W. Fowler, PhD, is president of University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), the largest provider of postsecondary education in Maryland and recently designated a minority-serving institution by the U.S. Department of Education. At UMGC, he is leading a transformation that aligns the entire learning journey with the needs and expectations of nontraditional populations and the global workforce, informed by data science and aligned with industry best practices.Previously, he served on the leadership teams that built two of America’s largest universities—Southern New Hampshire University and Western Governors University—both of which serve nontraditional students in nontraditional ways.Dr. Fowler served as a board member and commissioner of the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), where he worked with a team reviewing the shift to remote learning and its impact on the future of higher education.A two-time Fulbright Senior Scholar and a graduate of Morehouse College, Dr. Fowler holds master’s degrees from George Mason University and Westerner Governors University and a PhD from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.