The University of Maine at Machias (UMM) has invited four finalists for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Head of Campus to visit both the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias campuses over the next several weeks. The search has been underway since June utilizing a collaborative search committee comprised of six representatives from UMM and two from UMaine.
The search committee narrowed down over a hundred applications to twelve for initial interviews. Of these twelve incredibly qualified candidates, four have been selected to visit both campuses.
Each candidate will visit the University of Maine for a half day and the remainder of their time will be spent downeast and at the University of Maine at Machias. While at UMM each candidate will provide a presentation, open to the public.
Friday, November 17
Dr. Richard Glejzer is the current Provost and Dean of Faculty at Marlboro College located in southeast Vermont. He previously served as the Chair of the English Department at North Central College located in the suburbs of Chicago. Dr. Glejzer has a Ph.D in English.
Wednesday, November 29
Dr. Elizabeth Mauch will visit from Bloomsburg University in central Pennsylvania, where she is a Professor of Mathematics. She most recently held the position of Dean, College of Education at Bloomsburg University. Dr. Mauch’s doctoral degree is in mathematics.
Friday, December 1
Dr. Andrew Egan most recently held the position of Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer for Penn State – Greater Allegheny Campus. Dr. Egan is currently in Liberia with the Peace Corps on a one year posting at a higher education training institute. His Ph.D. is in Forest Resources.
Wednesday, December 6
Dr. Heather Lattimer holds a doctorate in Education and spent the majority of her professional career at the University of San Diego as program coordinator, department chair, and associate dean. She currently serves as the Executive Director for the Institute for Entrepreneurship in Education.
All candidates will provide their presentation in building, Science 102 at the University of Maine at Machias campus. Presentations will be held from 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The presentations are expected to be 30-45 minutes in length with time for questions following.
Feedback will be collected from campus and community attendees through close of business December 15. A survey has been created to support the collection of such and will be provided at each forum. Paper feedback forms will also be distributed and collected. In addition, the public is invited to obtain additional information about candidates and complete the feedback form.
For more detailed information or questions please contact Michelle Hale, Human Resources Partner at email@example.com.
Founded in 1909, the University of Maine at Machias is Maine’s coastal University. Its core curriculum focuses on the environmental liberal arts. Serving approximately 800 students UMM provides an affordable, hands-on, experiential learning opportunity to its students through 2 and 4-year programs, the largest of which is Psychology and Community Studies. UMM is located in Downeast Maine and is the easternmost university in the nation. UMM offers 11 undergraduate degree programs and 15 degrees. The faculty to student ratio remains 1 faculty member per 12 students allowing for the unique opportunity of in-depth relationships between faculty and students. Campus life at UMM includes residence hall programs, athletics, and numerous Greek and student organizations to allow students flexibility in creating their perfect small-town college experience. For more information about UMM visit their website at machias.edu.
About the Search Committee
Jim Settele, Chief of Staff
William Otto, Division Chair – Environmental and Biological Sciences & Professor of Chemistry
Rosemarie Mondville, Executive Assistant to VPAA & Head of Campus
Marianne Thibodeau, Director of Merrill Library
Dan Gardner, Dean of Students
Sherrie Sprangers, Professor of Biology
Marjorie Withers, BOV representative & Community member
Emily Haddad, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s only public research university. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 63 countries. It currently enrolls 11,219 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers 30 doctoral degrees and 80 master’s degrees; more than 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. A land-grant and sea-grant institution, UMaine promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campus-wide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. More information about UMaine.
UMaine / UMM Primary Partnership
Promoting enrollment growth, increasing efficiencies, and advancing program and research opportunities are the goals at the heart of the primary partnership between UMaine and the University of Maine at Machias. In the year since the primary partnership was introduced, UMaine and UMM have worked diligently to bring forward strategic goals in administrative integration, curriculum and program alignment, and structure and governance.
On July 1, 2017 UMM becomes a regional campus of UMaine, while maintaining its mission, degree programs and leadership role in the community. UMM’s faculty will report to an executive dean, who will lead the UMM campus and serve on the Cabinet and the Deans’ and Provost’s Councils at UMaine. During a two-year transition period the new governance structure and UMM’s fiscal stability will be assessed.
UMM will be incorporated under UMaine’s NEASC accreditation and will continue to award baccalaureate degrees. For students on both campuses, the proposed partnership has the potential to broaden the portfolios of academic and research opportunities — from shared courses and transfer programs to advanced degree pathways. For graduate students, it also could provide teaching opportunities.
Partnership in the press
UMM at a Glance
- Primary Partnership Background Document (PDF)
- Leadership Team Announcement (April 5 2017)
- Academic Team Reports
- Organizational Chart of Machias Leadership (PDF)
- UMM Strategic Plan, Common Data Sets, and National Survey of Student Engagement
16-17: 79 Bacc; 9 Assoc; 8 cert
15-16: 90 Bacc; 9 Assoc; 14 cert
14-15: 74 Bacc; 3 Assoc; 5 cert; 1 post-Bacc
13-14: 81 Bacc; 2 Assoc; 2 cert
12-13: 92 Bacc; 5 Assoc; 2 cert
Operating Expenses & Transfers budgets for E&G and Auxiliary for UMM:
- FY18: $11,426,423
- FY17: $11,181,699
- FY16: $11,725,106
|Program||Fall 2016||Fall 2015||Fall 2014||Fall 2013||Fall 2012|
Community Studies (BA)
Entrepreneurial Studies (BS)
|Marine Biology (BS)||50||55||52||47||56|
|Environmental Recreation &
Tourism Management (BS)
|English Book Arts||24||20||22||26||33|
|Interdisciplinary Fine Arts||21||25||18||24||25|
* Includes Elementary Education (BS), Secondary Education (BS) and Teacher Certification (CERT)