The Office of the President is led by President Raymond J. Rice, who stepped into the position following the departure of Dr. Linda K. Schott. The University has had 11 presidents since the institution opened its doors in 1903.
The Office of the President is responsible for all aspects of campus operation within the campus mission, as well as plans and policies stated by the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees of the University of Maine System. The President’s Office also works closely with the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Board of Visitors, Foundation Board, and Alumni Board.
A Message from the President
Welcome to the University of Maine at Presque Isle. If you’re looking for a place where learning is tailored to your needs, where you receive career preparation throughout your college experience, and where you get concrete proof of the skills you’ve learned in a way that you can show to future employers, then look no further. We are so excited about the efforts underway at UMPI to provide every single one of our students with something we call Personalized Learning. Simply put, Personalized Learning is a new way of teaching and learning that puts you, the student, and your learning styles, needs and passions, first. And that means we want you to have a say not only in what you learn but how you learn it. Delivering education in this innovative and interactive way puts us at the national forefront; last year, we became one of 20 institutions nationwide invited to participate in the Competency-Based Education Network [C-BEN] and are working over the next two years to develop recommendations that will help institutions across the country develop CBE programs of their own. In the meantime, we are working hard to provide you with an exciting range of learning opportunities and resources, from Learning Communities for the freshman class to an energizing Center for Innovative Learning facility all students are encouraged to utilize. Connect all of that with the vibrant campus life we offer at UMPI, including Athletics and our myriad student activities, and you have the makings of an incredible university experience. So, join us, and find out why we’re the perfect fit for you.