Messages from the President

Your Vote (Always) Counts on November 6

Friends and Colleagues, Under Question 4 on the November 6th ballot, the University of Maine at Presque Isle would receive $4.5 million, specifically designated for expanding or developing programs that meet our state and nation’s workforce needs and provide you with competitive jobs and salaries for years to come.  These infrastructure improvements will include major renovations in both…

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Tragedy in Pittsburgh

Dear UMPI Community, Yesterday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a gunman killed 11 worshippers within the Tree of Life synagogue while espousing virulent rhetoric toward those individuals.  We have, sadly, become all too accustomed to such horrific acts, committed in our schools and universities, our places of worship, and venues of entertainment, in which violence is exercised…

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Major Donor and Endowed Chair Announcement

Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that this Monday’s Meeting of the Finance, Facilities, and Technology Committee of the BOT will take up the resolution to establish the Dr. Robert Vinton Akeley Chair of Agricultural Science and Agribusiness at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. The Chair is made possible by a gift of…

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