Interim dean named for College of Education and Human Development

Mary Gresham, an administrator with more than 40 years of experience at a flagship public research university, has been named interim dean of the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, effective July 1.

She succeeds Timothy Reagan, who will be joining the college faculty. He has served as dean since 2016.

Gresham was vice provost for educational collaboration and engagement at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York for three years before her retirement in 2015. Her University at Buffalo career included terms as dean and clinical professor of the Graduate School of Education, and as vice president for public service and urban affairs.

She holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from University at Buffalo.

Gresham comes to UMaine from the Registry for College and University Presidents, a national firm providing interim leadership in higher education.

“Dr. Gresham is familiar with the challenges of shifting institutional priorities, enrollments and public interest,” says Jeffrey Hecker, UMaine executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. “She believes the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Maine has an impressive faculty and a foundation of accomplishments upon which to innovate for the future. Her experiences and accomplishments will be an asset for the college and the university. I look forward to working with her in the coming year.”