Jamie Ballinger promoted to Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs

November 9, 2020 – The Maine Business School has promoted Jamie Ballinger to Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs. 

Since her hire in 2018, Ballinger has overseen enrollment management, recruitment, and operations for the Graduate School of Business. Under her leadership, the MaineMBA has risen to become a Top 50 ranked online MBA program and enrollments have grown by more than 150%. She has helped launch nine cutting edge programs as well as the Workforce Partners program. This program brings together the state’s Chambers of Commerce, business partners, and UMaine to address unique workforce challenges.

“Jamie is directing the Graduate School of Business and is instrumental in providing information, working with students, and planning our marketing strategies for the MaineMBA,” says Faye W. Gilbert, Ph.D., Dean of the Maine Business School. “She is already an active part of the leadership in the Maine Business School, and this step acknowledges that.”

Jamie holds bachelor’s degrees in fine arts and classics and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). She is scheduled to complete her PhD in Higher Education Leadership in 2021. Before joining the Graduate School of Business, Jamie was Assistant Director for Enrollment Management at the University of Maine. She also served as the  Assistant Dean of Academics at Thomas College. She serves on many boards and committees, including the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, the Maine Society of CPAs, and the Collins Center for the Arts

About the Maine Business School

The Maine Business School’s mission is to engage students and professionals in academic adventures. The program focuses on evolving business practices through scholarship and connection with the community. An AACSB accredited institution, the Maine Business School has met the most rigorous standards of excellence in business education. US News & World Report has ranked the MaineMBA a Top 50 online MBA program CEO Magazine ranks it #26 among online MBA programs worldwide.