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UMS Trustees to Meet in Bangor on May 18th – 19th

System-wide budget on the agenda

BANGOR, MAINE – Trustees of the University of Maine System will meet at the System Office headquarters in downtown Bangor on Sunday and Monday, May 18-19.

The System’s proposed $529 million unified operating budget will be reviewed and considered by Trustees on Monday morning. As part of this, the annual Student Charges Report will also be considered. The System is proposing continuation of a tuition freeze, if State appropriation is not reduced. If the budget is approved by Trustees, this would mark the first time since 1984-1987, that there has been no in-state undergraduate or graduate tuition increase for 3 consecutive years.

Among other items Trustees will consider at the meeting:

Established in 1968, the University of Maine System is the state’s largest educational enterprise. It has an annual enrollment of nearly 40,000 students and serves over 500,000 individuals annually through educational and cultural offerings. Two-thirds of its alumni—approximately 120,000 people—live in Maine. The University of Maine System features seven universities—some with multiple campuses—located across the state, as well as eight University College outreach centers, a law school, and an additional 31 course sites. For more information, visit www.maine.edu.

All Board meetings are open to the public. Persons with disabilities who need accommodations to attend should call Chip Gavin, director of facilities management and general services, at 973‐3335 (voice) or TTY 711 (Maine Relay System) or by e‐mail at chip.gavin@maine.edu.