Media report on announcement of UMaine’s 21st president

The Associated Press, Bangor Daily News, Maine Public, Portland Press Herald, WVII (Channel 7), News Center Maine, WABI (Channel 5) and Mainebiz reported Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy will be the 21st president of the University of Maine, as well as the president of the University of Maine at Machias. Ferrini-Mundy, chief operating officer of the National Science Foundation, will assume the new role on July 1. University of Maine System Chancellor James Page introduced Ferrini-Mundy to the campus at Buchanan Alumni Hall on April 10, media reported. “Leadership at Maine’s flagship university comes with great opportunity to advance scholarship and discovery and an incredible obligation to deploy university research and talent in service to the state and its students,” Ferrini-Mundy said. “I am particularly eager to work with our colleagues at the University of Maine at Machias to pursue initiatives that strengthen our service to Maine and build stronger pathways to Maine careers.” U.S. News & World Report, WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland), San Francisco Chronicle and The Seattle Times carried the AP report.