Statement: UMA President Rebecca Wyke to Lead Maine Public Employee Retirement System

Chancellor Malloy expresses appreciation for President Wyke’s service to UMA and the University of Maine System, plans university engagement around successor leadership

Orono, Maine — University of Maine at Augusta President Rebecca Wyke has been appointed the next Chief Executive Officer of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. Chancellor Malloy will be reaching out to the university community soon for input on identifying successor leadership prior to the end of President Wyke’s service at the end of summer.  

Dr. Wyke joined the University of Maine System as Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration in 2008. She served as interim president for UMA in 2015-2016 and was appointed to the position in 2017.  

“UMA is a vibrant and caring, learning community and I will deeply miss being a part of it,” wrote President Wyke in a message to the university today. “UMA has a bright future. You are in good hands with the leadership team, and have the best faculty and staff to carry UMA’s mission forward.”  

“Dr. Rebecca Wyke is a committed public servant and a caring higher education leader who has always put the interests of her students, faculty, and staff first,” said Chancellor Malloy. “The University of Maine System and the University of Maine at Augusta have benefited greatly from President Wyke’s leadership. I wish Becky continued success as she takes on leadership of the agency charged with planning for and protecting the retirement of Maine’s dedicated civil service workforce.”

Please follow this link to President Wyke’s biography