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Search for the Twenty-First President

For more than 150 years, UMaine has had a leadership role in the state, and is Maine's research and cultural hub.

The University of Maine, the flagship campus of the University of Maine System, is the state’s land grant and sea grant institution. Every year, the University of Maine graduates more students than any other institution in the state. And those students are prepared to succeed. The University of Maine’s mission is to provide teaching, research and economic development, and engagement that serve the state –and beyond.

For more than 150 years, UMaine has had a leadership role in the state. Because Maine’s potential is our purpose, UMaine serves as the state’s major research institution and a cultural hub, linking our resources with the needs of industries and businesses, schools, cultural organizations, state government and communities.

A search for the twenty-first President of the University of Maine was launched by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees in July 2017.

The University of Maine seeks a President with the experience, entrepreneurialism, and energy to lead a flagship land and sea grant institution within a large and dynamic public higher education system. The President will lead the University in a collaborative and effective manner with enthusiasm, sincerity, integrity, curiosity, and humility.