4 finalists named for UMaine presidency

Posted: Wednesday, January 19, 2011

BANGOR — The University of Maine System has narrowed its list of finalists for president of the flagship campus to four.

Eleanor “Ellie” Baker, a trustee who’s leading the search committee, says the four educators will be paying visits to the University of Maine starting next week. The finalists are vying to succeed current UMaine President Robert Kennedy, who’s stepping down in June.

The finalists are Donald Farish, president at Rowan University in New Jersey; Paul Ferguson, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Southern Illinois University; Daniel Julius, vice president for academic affairs at the University of Alaska System of Higher Education; and James Page, CEO of James W. Sewall Co. in Maine.

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