The University of Maryland University College named Javier Miyares as its president Monday, effective immediately.
Miyares, 65, has been a member of the UMUC management team for 10 years and its acting president since February, when he took over for Susan Aldridge, who stepped down amid circumstances that remain unclear.
Miyares most recently served as the university's senior vice president for institutional effectiveness. The Adelphi institution, the nation's largest online-focused public university, has more than 95,000 students, including U.S. troops serving overseas, and has locations in 27 countries.
Aldridge stepped down after having been on leave from the university for a month. Her departure was not explained by Maryland higher-education officials, who have declined to say whether Aldridge left voluntarily.