Jenkins named interim chief of staff

Kim-Marie Jenkins
Kim-Marie Jenkins

Kim-Marie Jenkins, senior partner for organizational effectiveness for the University of Maine and the University of Maine System, will join the UMaine President’s Office as interim chief of staff, effective March 16.

Former chief of staff Jim Settele was named interim director of athletics March 12.

Jenkins has worked in the UMS Office of Organizational Effectiveness since 2013, helping individuals and groups improve organizational systems, culture and team dynamics. ​Her 20 years in higher education began in academic advising and residence life at the University of Southern Maine, where she has been an assistant dean and had roles in student affairs and academic affairs. She also mentored faculty and developed curricula at Bedford College in Bedfordshire, England.

Jenkins will receive an Ed.D. in organizational leadership and communication from Northeastern University in June 2018.