Executive Director of Facilities, Real Estate and Planning Elaine Clark will be leaving the University of Maine to become the vice president for real estate and infrastructure planning at the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities Board of Regents for Higher Education beginning March 1.
As executive director of facilities, real estate and planning, and formerly as associate vice president for administration and finance, Clark provided innovative leadership for UMaine Facilities Management and the senior administration. Working with Vice President for Administration and Finance Janet Waldron, Clark was instrumental in the development of UMaine’s comprehensive Campus Master Plan. She has also been integral to facilities and space planning; sustainability and energy initiatives; municipal relations; capital construction of approximately $100 million a year; and many successful real estate transactions, including the Caribou Bog-Penjajawoc Project land use agreement with the State Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Regarding Clark’s departure, UMaine President Paul Ferguson said, “I wish Elaine much continued success in her new opportunity. She has brought significant vision, energy and experience to our UMaine facilities, real estate and planning operations, and we will greatly miss her obvious love for UMaine.”
Contact: Ron Lisnet (207) 581-3779