Rep. Kathleen Gillingham named Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow

Maine State Representative Kathleen R.J. Dillingham will be on campus Nov. 19 as a Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow.

Distinguished Maine Policy Fellows are individuals with past or current careers as policymakers in Maine — people of distinguished status and extensive experience. Each fellow comes to campus as a guest for a day, teaches an undergraduate class, speaks with faculty about research and public policy, and meets with University of Maine administration and graduate students. A full list of past fellows is online.

The goal of the program is to bring together leaders in the state with UMaine faculty, students and administration. This collaborative experience enriches educational experiences for students, creates networking opportunities between policy officials and the university community, and highlights the innovative research and projects within the policymaker’s fields of interest.

Rep. Dillingham has an extensive career in public service and policy leadership in Maine. At present, she is the House Republican Leader, chosen by her colleagues to lead the caucus at the beginning of her third term in November 2018. Since 2014, she has represented the residents of House District 72, which includes the towns of Mechanic Falls, Otisfield and Oxford.

Dillingham’s UMaine visit will end with a public reception at the President’s House at 4 p.m. To attend, RSVP to Susan D’Angelo.