University of Maine System

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The University of Maine System (UMS) is a network of public universities in the U.S. state of Maine. Created in 1968 by the Maine State Legislature, the University of Maine System consists of seven universities, each with a distinct mission and regional character. Combined, there are approximately 34,700 students enrolled at these institutions.

Member universities[edit]


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.[1]


Order Name Position(s) Term Began Term Ended Alumnus/na? Reference
Robert Woodbury Chancellor 1986 1993 no
Terry MacTaggart Chancellor 1998 2001 no
Joseph W. Westphal Chancellor 2002 2006 no [2]
Terry MacTaggart Chancellor 2006 2007 no
Richard Pattenaude Chancellor 2007 2012 no
James H. Page Chancellor 2012 active University of Maine at Fort Kent

Notable Trustees[edit]

Name Term Began Term Ended Reference
Karl Turner 2011 2016
Gregory G. Johnson 2011 2016
Stephen Bowen 2011 ex officio


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