Dill receives 2017 NEBHE Higher Education Excellence Award

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) awarded Maine state Sen. Jim Dill, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor, the regional Higher Education Excellence Award at the organization’s board meeting Sept. 14 in South Portland.

Dill, an expert on ticks, is a UMaine Extension professor of pest management, as well as a cooperating professor in the School of Biology and Ecology. He is serving his second term in the Maine Senate, after serving two terms in the Maine State House of Representatives. He also serves on the National Conference of State Legislature Education Committee.

The New England Higher Education Excellence Award is given in recognition of exceptional leadership on behalf of higher education and advancement of educational opportunity, according to NEBHE. The organization has formally recognized individuals and groups with the award since 2003.

More about Dill and the award is online.