University of Maine System Chancellor James H. Page announced today that Dr. Raymond J. Rice has been appointed interim president and will remain as provost of the University of Maine at Presque Isle. The appointment comes shortly after Chancellor Page visited Presque Isle to discuss university leadership with campus and community members following the announcement that out-going UMPI President Linda Schott was chosen to lead Southern Oregon University.
Dr. Rice, a professor of English, has been a member of the UMPI faculty for 19 years. His leadership roles on campus have included serving as Chair of the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2014, Dr. Rice began serving as Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.
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