Office of the Provost

As Maine’s research university and the flagship campus of the University of Maine System, we have a world-class faculty made up of scholar-teachers dedicated to creating new knowledge, challenging students, and serving the state by working with individuals, businesses, cultural centers and communities. The Provost’s Office supports all of these activities.

The Provost oversees the six colleges and schools at the University of Maine, as well as its regional campus in Machias, the Division of Lifelong Learning, and Cooperative Extension. The Provost’s office also leads academic affairs, faculty development, student success initiatives, strategic priorities, program assessment and accreditation, institutional research and assessment, university libraries, and academic personnel management (including appointments and reappointments of faculty and staff, tenure and promotion, and annual evaluations).


Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost

Academic Affairs Administration

  • Dr. Gabriel Paquette

    Associate Provost of Academic Affairs & Faculty Development

    207.581.1591

  • Dr. Scott Marzilli

    Associate Provost of Student Success & Innovation

    207.581.1591

  • Dr. Hannah Carter

    Associate Provost for Online & Continuing Education and Dean of Cooperative Extension

    207.581.1547

  • Dr. Debra Allen

    Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Assessment

    207.581.1461

  • Norm Jones, M.Ed.

    Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management

    207.581.1583

  • Dr. Brian Olsen

    Director for UMS TRANSFORMS Student Success & Retention

    207.581.1537

Academic Affairs Senior Staff