President’s Messages

Maine Memo — Feb. 3

As I begin the second semester of my second year as the President of the University of Maine and its regional campus, the University of Maine at Machias, I am more and more amazed each day with the progress of these institutions, the talented faculty, staff, students and alumni, and the many wonderful experiences that […]

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Community Message: January 21

Welcome to the start of the spring 2020 semester at the University of Maine and our regional campus, the University of Maine at Machias. It’s great to see our new and returning students on campus, ready to engage with our world-class faculty and dedicated staff. I want to thank those members of our UMaine and […]

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Best wishes for the holiday season

To students at the University of Maine and the University of Maine at Machias: With the end of the fall semester, I want to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your successes and hard work, and to wish you the best for finals week. I appreciate that this is a stressful time with project […]

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Best wishes for the Thanksgiving holiday

Dear members of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, Best wishes to all for a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope that you have the opportunity to enjoy time with your friends and families, and to reflect and relax. I am grateful to be a part of such committed and caring communities. […]

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Community Message: October 7

To the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities: We are writing to provide the University of Maine position on recent Facebook posts by the UMaine College Republicans on their private Facebook page. The positions reflected and reposted on that page are neither supported by nor reflective of the University of Maine’s […]

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Community Message: September 3

Welcome and welcome back to all who are part of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities. Welcome to those joining us for the first time and to those who are returning for their second — or fifty-second — year. Welcome to whichever of UMaine’s 333 buildings across the state is […]

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University of Maine System Research and Development Plan Update

Dear university communities, At the end of the spring semester, the University of Maine System Research and Development Plan was received by the Board of Trustees and is now available online. I was charged by the Board and former Chancellor Page to lead this initiative. It was developed with input from faculty, staff, students and […]

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Community message: May 7

Dear University Community: What an incredible nine months for the University of Maine, both in Orono and Machias. With Commencement this weekend, the intensity and activity at our two campuses is transforming, according to the long-standing rhythm of higher education. It is a moment for reflecting, resetting, and, maybe, reinventing. Graduating students face a beginning, […]

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Community message: March 15

Dear UMaine Community: It is with heavy hearts that we write today about the horror that has occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand. This sort of hatred violates every instinct we have for love and kindness. This reprehensible violence has no place in our society, and is reverberating across New Zealand and the rest of the […]

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