CHSS Distinguished Alumni - English

CHSS Distinguished Alumni 

Gregory W. Fowler, Ph.D. 

MA English '95

In January 2021, Dr. Gregory Fowler became the seventh president of the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), the nation’s largest online public university. A distinguished scholar and administrator, he is a leader in developing innovative learning models and experiences for adult and nontraditional populations around the world.  
Prior to joining UMGC, Dr. Fowler served as president of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) Global Campus. He also held senior-level academic and administrative positions at Western Governors University (WGU) and Hesser College in New Hampshire.  
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 Scholar, Dr. Fowler completed his undergraduate studies at Morehouse College. He holds a master's degree in English from George Mason University, a master’s of business administration from Western Governors University, and a doctorate in English/American Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo.