Dr. Irma Becerra took office as the seventh President of Marymount University on July 1, 2018. After just two years, she has launched the University’s new Strategic Plan, added market-driven academic programs and overseen the transition to a new academic structure, acquired a luxury apartment building for residential life use, improved the University’s IT infrastructure and navigated the school community through the COVID-19 pandemic.

She is a nationally recognized educator known for innovation, entrepreneurship and transformational education. Prior to Marymount, she served as Provost and Chief Academic Officer at St. Thomas University, and also spent three decades at Florida International University (FIU) in a variety of positions that include Vice President, Vice Provost, Entrepreneurship Center Director and tenured professor. She became the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at FIU.