BDN, Compsmag feature Sparks hiring

The Bangor Daily News and Compsmag reported that Kelly Sparks, associate vice president of finance and strategic planning at Oregon State University Cascades, has been named vice president for finance and administration, and chief business officer at the University of Maine, with a dual report to the University of Maine System, effective Oct. 11. “Kelly’s depth of experience will be invaluable in advancing our R1 university and its regional campus. Higher education is facing fiscal challenges related to the pandemic and demographics, but at UMaine we also have exceptional opportunities for growth and innovation with the transformative investment by the Harold Alfond Foundation. Kelly will have a critical role in these initiatives and in partnering with the University of Maine System,” said UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy.