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ORONO, Me. — University of Maine President Peter Hoff has informed officials of the University of Texas System that he is no longer interested in the presidency at the University of Texas-Arlington. Hoff has spent the past two days in Austin, Tex., meeting with the system’s board of regents and exploring the possibility of becoming president of the 24,000-student university.
“I am very honored to have received such a positive response from the board of regents and others involved with UT-Arlington,” Hoff says. “It is a fine institution with many talented students, faculty members and staff members. After careful consideration I have concluded that the state of Texas is not ready to commit the resources necessary to allow that university to advance in the way its proponents envision. I am very pleased to be continuing the work we are doing at UMaine.”
Hoff has served as UMaine’s president since August 1997, a tenure that is the longest for a UMaine president in 38 years.