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Board of Trustees

The University of Maine System is committed to educational excellence amongst its seven public universities. The Board of Trustees oversees the System in areas such as academic programs, faculty tenure, tuition rates and operating budgets.

The Board consists of 16 members, 15 of which are appointed by the Governor and approved by the Maine Legislature. The Maine Commissioner of Education serves as a member ex officio. Members are appointed for a five-year term and may be reappointed once. A student member of the Board is appointed for a single two-year term.

The Clerk of the Board, Tracy B. Bigney, administers all functions necessary to the conduct of its responsibilities.  Contact the Board of Trustees Office at: ums.trustees@maine.edu.


Boards of Visitors’ Links

Each of the seven universities has a Board of Visitors.  Each Board of Visitors consist of up to 20 members recommended by the campus presidents and confirmed by the Board of Trustees.  Membership should reflect the mission of the university and the region it serves.

Annual Reports of Boards of Visitors – September 2014 to August 2015

Below are links to the Boards of Visitors information on the campus websites:

University of Maine

University of Maine at Augusta

University of Maine at Farmington

University of Maine at Fort Kent

University of Maine at Machias

University of Maine at Presque Isle

University of Southern Maine

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