FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2003
CONTACT: John Diamond 973-3224
Rita Sullivan 973-3245
CHANCELLOR WESTPHAL STATEMENT REGARDING BOND APPROVAL
"By approving the jobs bond, voters acknowledged the tremendous economic benefits and potential of research and development as a fast-growing industry in Maine," says Joseph W. Westphal, chancellor of the University of Maine System. "Passage will create new jobs and hands-on, high tech educational opportunities within our university system. I'm extremely grateful for the support Maine voters provided on Tuesday, and also grateful to the Governor and legislators who recognize the value and importance of a strong university system."