UMS Bulletins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: John Diamond 207-973-3224
May 27, 2005 Rita Sullivan 207- 973-3245

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM TRUSTEES TO MEET JUNE 5-6 IN FORT KENT

FORT KENT – The University of Maine System Board of Trustees will meet Sunday, June 5 and Monday, June 6 at the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK).

The agenda will include approval of Karl E. Burgher as president of the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) and Richard J. Randall as interim president of the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA), as well as approval of the budget for FY06 (the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005) and student charges for the 2005-06 academic year.

Other agenda items include confirmation of new faculty and student representatives to the Board; election of Board officers; approval of the acquisition and transfer of surplus property in Gouldsboro, known locally as the Corea Navy Base; approval of a Bachelor of Applied Science degree at UMPI and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree at UMA; and other matters pertaining to academic affairs, facilities, finance, human resources, and labor relations for the University of Maine System.

Discussion will take place during committee sessions scheduled for Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, followed by a meeting of the full Board of Trustees at 1:45 p.m. in the Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room.

Established in 1968, the University of Maine System is the state’s largest educational institution, with more than 34,000 students enrolled. It features seven universities – some with multiple campuses – located across the state, as well as 11 University College outreach centers and more than 100 interactive distance education sites. For more information, log onto www.maine.edu.

All Board meetings are open to the public. Persons with disabilities, who need accommodations to attend, should call David Wilson, director of the University System Facilities Office, at 973-3335 (voice) or 973-3300 (TDD) or by e-mail at dwilson@maine.edu.

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EDITOR’S NOTE:
The complete meeting agenda is available at http://www.maine.edu/magendas.shtml.