The Presidential Search Committee, appointed to advise the chancellor and Board of Trustees of the University of Maine System, is composed of representative membership from the Board of Trustees (3, appointed by the Board chair, one of whom is designated by the Board chair to serve as committee chair. If the term of any Trustee member of the committee ends before the search is concluded, at the Board chair’s sole discretion, the Trustee may be designated to continue on the committee as a Trustee member until the search is concluded. ), faculty (3, selected by the faculty senate or governance body), undergraduate student body (1 plus an alternate undergraduate student body, selected by the student senate or governance body), graduate student body (1, applicable only at universities where there are doctoral programs, selected by the graduate student governance or advisory body), academic administration (1, selection process coordinated by the provost or vice president for academic affairs, including input from academic administrators such as deans, associate or assistant provosts and deans, and department chairs where that position is excluded from the bargaining unit. The provost or vice president of academic affairs will recuse him/herself from this role if he or she is considering applying for the position.), salaried staff (1, selected by the applicable governance or advisory body), hourly staff (1, selected by the applicable governance or advisory body), Board of Visitors (1, selected by the Board of Visitors), alumni/ae or general community representative to be appointed by the chancellor from recommendations received from groups such as the alumni association, foundation, and other university-related groups not already represented on the committee (1), and one designee of the chancellor (1, selected by the chancellor). The committee’s chair and spokesperson is Trustee Kelly Martin.
The Presidential Search Committee is charged with recommending to the chancellor, no later than March 6, 2020 an unranked list of at least two, but no more than four, individuals who, in the committee’s judgment, are well qualified to lead the University of Maine at Fort Kent as its next president, to serve in the combined role of provost as well, along with the committee’s assessment of the candidates’ strengths and weaknesses.
Actions essential to fulfilling the charge include:
The chancellor and Board of Trustees extend their gratitude to the members of the Presidential Search Committee for accepting this demanding and critically important assignment. Best wishes for the successful selection of a president.
September 24, 2019