President Hunter to Stay at Post an Extra Year

Chancellor James H. Page and the University of Maine System Board of Trustees have asked University of Maine President Susan J. Hunter to extend her tenure for an additional year, through June 30, 2017. President Hunter has graciously agreed to do so.

“President Hunter and her leadership team are doing important work on and off campus,” said Chancellor Page. “The UMaine community and stakeholders will benefit from her continued leadership, and the continuity she and her team provide. Her experience and leadership are critical as we work through the significant System changes now underway, especially as these changes will require substantial integration with the flagship and across all campuses.”

This one-year extension is strongly endorsed by the UMaine Board of Visitors as well as other internal and external constituencies.

“I look forward to a third year of leading Maine’s flagship university, championing the mission of the state’s research university to constituents statewide and beyond,” said President Hunter. “I’ve had the distinct honor of serving as president during the 150th anniversary year of UMaine’s founding as the state’s land grant university. It will be a privilege to serve as president in the first year of UMaine’s next era of leadership in teaching, research and community engagement.”

Contact: Margaret Nagle, 207.581.3745