UMaine President Kennedy to Address Academic Reorganization Tuesday May 4

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571

ORONO — University of Maine President Robert Kennedy has scheduled a Tuesday May 4 presentation to announce his decisions relative to academic program reorganization.  His talk is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Collins Center for the Arts. It will also be streamed online at

Kennedy created an Academic Program Prioritization Working Group (APPWG) late last summer to recommend academic program priorities and to develop suggestions for savings of $12.2 million over the three-year period beginning July 1, 2011.  That group, made up of senior faculty members and administrators, provided its final report to Kennedy on April 14.

At Tuesday’s presentation, Kennedy will outline his plans for program adjustments and implementation.