The University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) and the presidential search committee invite applications and nominations for the position of president.
Founded in 1965, the University of Maine at Augusta transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs. UMA is the third-largest public university in Maine. A leader in distance education, UMA has a statewide presence with two campuses in Augusta and Bangor, eight UMA Centers from Saco to Houlton, and 32 course receive sites across Maine. Flexible modalities, with classes onsite, online, through video conference, Interactive Television, and at UMA Centers allow its students to take classes, while keeping work and family commitments. While UMA has a traditional-aged cohort, 47% of its students are over 25 years old. Over 50% of UMA’s students are first generation and 72% are Pell Grant eligible. These students are motivated to make a positive change in their lives by pursuing a college degree. With its multiple locations and long-term expertise in online and distance learning, UMA is generally considered the university of choice for Mainers of all ages who want to attend college without uprooting their lives.
The University of Maine at Augusta is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as part of the Commission’s accreditation of the University of Maine System. As a member of the University of Maine System (UMS), UMA enrolls over 4,000 students from across the state.
UMA’s next president will embrace and support UMA’s mission and values and have demonstrated ethical and visionary leadership skills which reflect honesty, integrity, and transparency. UMA seeks a nimble, adaptable, collaborative, and accessible president who is student-centered, committed to diversity and inclusion, and has exemplary interpersonal and communication skills. In addition, the president will enthusiastically serve as an ambassador for UMA’s wide range of offerings and multiple delivery sites; communicate UMA’s distinctive strengths and characteristics to legislators; continue to work with sister institutions to explore opportunities for synergy and collaboration; and implement strategies to distinguish UMA’s brand in the competitive higher education marketplace.
Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, application materials should be received no later than February 23, 2023. Candidates should provide a resume or CV and a letter of application. Nominations and application materials should be sent electronically via email to UMA’s search consultants at UMApresident@zrgpartners.com.
Established in 1968, the University of Maine System (UMS) unites six distinctive public universities, comprising 10 campuses and numerous centers, in the common purpose of providing quality higher education while delivering on its traditional tripartite mission of teaching, research, and public service. A comprehensive public institution of higher education, UMS serves more than 30,000 students annually and is supported by the efforts of more than 2,000 faculty, more than 3,000 staff, and a complement of adjunct faculty. Reaching more than 500,000 people annually through educational and cultural offerings, the University of Maine System also benefits from more than two-thirds of its alumni population residing within the state; more than 123,000 individuals. The System consists of six universities: The University of Maine (UMaine), including its regional campus the University of Maine at Machias (UMM); the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA); the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF); the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK), the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI); and the University of Southern Maine (USM). The System also includes the University of Maine School of Law and the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center.
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Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to shared governance; experience in managing the financial and budgetary operations of an organization; the ability to garner resources and build external partnerships; strategic planning experience; and the inclination to work collaboratively across a university system, will be at a decided advantage. An earned doctorate or terminal degree is preferred, as is higher education administrative and teaching experience.
The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, University of Maine, Room 101 Boudreau Hall, Orono, ME 04469, 207-581-1226. TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).