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  • UMS Trustees Requesting State Help to Offset Increased Fuel Costs
  • UMS Trustees to Meet December 4-5 at New Operations Center in Downtown Bangor
  • UMS Enrollment Exceeds 34,000 Students
  • UMS Chancellor and Presidents to Sign Employer Statements of Support for Guard and Reserve
  • UMS Building Officially Opens on October 12
  • UMS Trustees Receive Updates on Strategic Planning Progress
  • University of Maine System Trustees to Meet September 25-26 in Farmington
  • University System Offers Assistance to Students Affected by Hurricane Katrina
  • Westphal Names Huggins to Two-Year Term as President of UM-Machias
  • University System Trustees Approve Budget for New Fiscal Year
  • University System Trustees to Meet June 5-6 in Fort Kent
  • Burgher Named New President of UM-Presque Isle (PDF – 17 KB)
  • Westphal Appoints Richard Randall as Interim President of UM-Augusta
  • University System Pledges to Help Reverse Base Closings
  • Chancellor Westphal Statement Regarding Governor’s Task Force
  • Trustees and Westphal Name Kennedy as UMaine’s New President
  • UM Machias Presidential Candidates Set to Visit Campus in April
  • University System Board to Meet in Bangor on April 15
  • University System to Postpone UMA-USM Merger
  • Chancellor Westphal and President Fitzsimmons Sign Guaranteed Admission Agreement
  • University System Trustees Approve Facilities Improvement
  • UMS Issues New Publication on its Service and Value to Maine
  • University System Board Meeting Changed to Monday in Bangor
  • University System Trustees to Meet March 13-14 at the University of Maine at Machias
  • Westphal Appoints Former UMA Provost Richard Randall as Interim Associate Provost
  • Chancellor Westphal Grants One Year Sabbatical to UMA President Lyons
  • Westphal Stresses Need for Public and Private-Sector Commitment to Higher Education
  • Westphal Praises Baldacci’s Bond Package
  • Westphal Says State Funding for University System is Critical to Maine’s Future
  • University Trustees Approve Tourism Program
  • UMS Trustees to Meet January 23-24 in Bangor
  • University of Maine System Appeals to the White House for Increased Support of Higher Education


  • Presidential Search Underway for the University of Maine at Presque Isle
  • University of Maine System Trustees Approve Capital Campaign for USM
  • University of Maine System Trustees to Meet Nov. 14-15 in Lewiston
  • Westphal Promotes Education Partnerships at School Guidance Counselors Annual Conference
  • Maine School Counselor Association and University of Maine System Blaze New Trails in K-16 Education
  • Presidential Searches Underway for the University of Maine and the University of Maine at Machias
  • University System Enrollment Remains Strong
  • University System Faculty Participate in Diversity Conference
  • University System Trustees Approve Strategic Plan
  • University System Trustees to Meet September 19-20 in Orono
  • University of Maine System Presents Revised Strategic Plan
  • Strategic Planning Update
  • University System Trustees Discuss Proposed Strategic Plan
  • Faculty Summit, Strategic Planning Process Among Discussion at University System Board of Trustees Meeting
  • UMaine President Peter Hoff to Resign
  • University Employees Recognized for Service
  • Chancellor Westphal Appoints Acting President for UMPI
  • University System Trustees Approve New Budget
  • 2004 George J. Mitchell Peace Scholars Named
  • Distinguished Speakers Featured at University System Commencements in May (PDF – 114 KB)
  • Maine’s Public Universities Attract Record Total of Funds for Research and Public Service Grants and Contracts
  • Biennium Plan for FY 2004/2005


  • University System Trustees to Seek Funds for $11 Million Need-Based Scholarship Proposal
  • University System and Community College System “Knock Down” Barriers to Higher Education in Hancock County
  • Maine’s Public Universities Set Another Enrollment Record
  • Chancellor Westphal Statement Regarding Bond Approval
  • UMS Chancellor, Trustees Pursuing Ways to Protect Quality
  • UMS Chancellor Seeking Cost-Reductions
  • UMS/MTCS Coordinating Advisory Committee Agreement (PDF – 24 KB)
  • UMS Chancellor Responds to Inaugural Address

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