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 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]


Name Position(s) Term Began Term Ended
Robert Woodbury Chancellor 1986 1993
Terry MacTaggart Chancellor 1998 2001
Joseph W. Westphal Chancellor 2002 2006
Terry MacTaggart Chancellor 2006 2007
Richard Pattenaude Chancellor 2007 2012
James H. Page Chancellor 2012 2019
Dannel Malloy Chancellor 2019 --

Notable trustees[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Board of Trustees - University of Maine System". Retrieved 13 July 2018.

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