Members of our Board of Visitors make a tremendous difference on and beyond our campus. Former BOV member Gregory “Grog” G. Johnson,’68 retired from the U.S. Navy as an admiral. His military responsibilities included serving as Commander of the United States Naval forces in Europe. In addition to his service on the University of Maine Board of Visitors, “Grog” delivered the Distinguished Presidential Lecture in 2012 and now serves on the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. He and his wife, Joy, are also loyal donors and active alumni. They are members of the Stillwater Society and host an annual barn party for Midcoast alumni at their farm in Harpswell.