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Office of the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

The Office of the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs supports the academic mission of the University of Maine System by overseeing efforts to expand access to public higher education to Maine learners and to collaboratively increase the capacity of Maine’s public universities to serve critical state needs as part of the Academic Transformation occurring under the One University Initiative.


Amy Hubbard, Early College Lead Coordinator

Carol Kim, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Innovation and Partnerships

Kay Kimball, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Robert Neely, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

Christina Pelletier, Administrative Specialist and Special Assistant to the Academic Affairs Office

Robert Placido, Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

Rosa Redonnett, Chief Student Affairs Officer

Donna Seppy, Special Assistant to the Chief Student Affairs Officer

Justin Young, Senior Institutional Research and Planning Analyst

Robert Zuercher, Senior Institutional Research and Planning Analyst

Contact Information
Phone: 207-581-5842
Fax: 207-581-9212
Mailing Address:

University of Maine System
Office of the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs
15 Estabrooke Drive, 259 Estabrooke Hall
Orono, ME 04469

Policies, Guidelines, and Resources

Funding and Initiatives


Program Innovation Fund

The UMS Program Innovation Fund was developed to incentivize and support innovative academic collaborations that expand opportunities and address regional and state needs while attracting and retaining students.


One University Academic Alignment and Student Success

Working in collaboration with faculty and staff to coordinate and integrate our academic and research programs across our institutions, we will ensure that our critical programs are adequately resourced, every Maine student has affordable access to any University program for which he or she is qualified, and that our institutions advance economic growth and opportunity.

Programs for Examination

To ensure timely and ongoing attention to programmatic vitality, all academic programs within the UMS will be examined annually for the (a) number of graduates being produced, (b) the number of undergraduate majors, and (c) the number of faculty available to the program. The Programs for Examination process is intended as a proactive mechanism by which to foster broader collaborative discussions among faculty and academic administrators regarding program size in the context of mission, quality, and sustainability. Programs for Examination Administrative Procedure 305.7

Annual Summer Academy of Adult Learning and Teaching (SAALT)

a 4-day immersive faculty development conference sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and organized by the University of Southern Maine. SAALT brings together UMS faculty representing all seven of the University of Maine System campuses to build a UMS community of forward-thinking and innovative faculty, SAALT focused on teaching and learning best practices for the adult learner.SAALT Web Site


Board of Trustee

Chief Academic Officer Committee


Data Governance




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