Chancellor, Board Members Set for Oct. 28 UMaine Open Forum

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ORONO — Chancellor Pattenaude and members of the University of Maine System Board of Trustees will visit UMaine on Wednesday Oct. 28 for an open forum to discuss UMaine, the University of Maine System and the future of higher education in Maine.

The session is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.- noon in the Collins Center for the Arts.

Members of the UMaine community are invited to provide input to the chancellor and board members, especially in the context of the chancellor’s September report and implementation plan relative to System’s New Challenges, New Directions initiative. That report is online at

Also available is a statement from Chancellor Pattenaude and the three initial reports that formed the basis of the final report: reports from the Chief Financial Officers, the Chief Academic Officers and the Task Force. Visit

Those who cannot attend are invited to review the report online and submit comments by October 30, 2009:

E-mail to

Regular mail: NCND, c/o Board of Trustees Office, University of Maine System, 16 Central Street, Bangor, ME 04401

Following this public comment period (which ends on October 30), the Board of Trustees will review the comments and create a final report and implementation plan to be voted on for approval at the November 16, 2009 board meeting.