Leadership

Director, Senator George J. Mitchell Center

David Hart is the Director of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions. He is also a professor with the School of Biology & Ecology at UMaine.

Presidential Professor of Sustainability Science, UMaine

Robert Kates
January 31, 1929 – April 21, 2018

Robert KatesWe were very sorry to lose Bob Kates, Presidential Professor of Sustainability Science, who died on April 29, 2018 at the age of 89. We were incredibly fortunate that he agreed to chair our Science Advisory Board during the 5-year, $20 million Sustainability Solutions Initiative grant that led to the creation of the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions.

If you didn’t have the pleasure of getting to know Bob, here are a few links that will help you learn a bit more about his remarkable story:

An obituary for Bob can be found in the Bangor Daily News. We are grateful to his family for setting up the Robert W. Kates Fund for Creative Graduate Studies to benefit the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine. This fund will foster continuing work regarding Bob’s quest, “What is, and ought to be, the human use of the earth?”