The University of Fairfax Announces New University President, Dr. Umesh Varma

The University of Fairfax Announces New University President, Dr. Umesh Varma

The University of Fairfax is pleased to announce that Dr. Umesh C. Varma has been appointed President of the University of Fairfax, effective March 20, 2023. Dr. Varma has most recently served as Dean of the Information Technology programs at American National University and has held numerous other academic supervisory and professorial positions at American National University, the University of Fairfax, Campbell University, Webster University, North Carolina Central University and Jackson State University. His academic and professional background includes a Doctorate in Information Assurance from the University of Fairfax, a Masters in Computer Science from Jackson State University, as well as Baccalaureate Degrees in Business Administration and Business Science. He holds a variety of advanced certifications.

Dr. Varma has extensive teaching experience in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral courses in the computer sciences and management information systems areas, as well as in teaching research disciplines to graduate students. He has conducted numerous workshops, presented instructional media learning sessions, and participated in academic paper reviews and publications.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President of the University of Fairfax is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership to successfully achieve the academic and operational goals of the University. The President is the lead ambassador in the global community and responsible for advancing the University externally as well as focusing on building an internal community amongst students, faculty, and staff to ensure the mission of the University is implemented and enhanced.

Dr. Varma’s predecessor, Frank Longaker, had this to say about the change: “I am pleased to have worked with Dr. Varma since he joined American National University and the University of Fairfax,” he says. “Effective upon his appointment, I am leaving the position as President of the University of Fairfax but will remain as Chairman of the Board of Directors. I will focus my management experience on my duties as President of American National University.”

On his appointment, Dr. Umesh Varma expresses his gratitude for the role. “For over 20 years, University of Fairfax has delivered on its mission to educate, empower, and embolden diverse professionals to meet the needs of employers in a changing global marketplace. It is an honor and privilege to lead such an institution with a highly diverse academic portfolio in cybersecurity, information technology, and business,” he says. “This is a place where students from all over the world can join the program of their choice and fulfill their lifelong dreams to become a part of highly dynamic and progressive intellectual community.”

Dr. Varma finishes with his ambitions for the future of the University of Fairfax and the security our institution provides students, “I see the University of Fairfax with tremendous growth opportunities, potential to deliver highest quality academic programs, and opportunities for advanced research in cybersecurity, information technology, computer science, and business,” he says. “Our academic excellence is assured by highly qualified faculty with many years of industry experience, innovative curriculum, outstanding student support services, small class size for complete performance monitoring and faculty communications, fully online with efficient Learning Management System, timely graduation, and diverse student community.”

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