UMS Bulletins
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2005
CONTACT: John Diamond 207-949-4904 or Rita Sullivan 207-973-3245

CHANCELLOR WESTPHAL STATEMENT REGARDING
GOVERNOR'S TASK FORCE

University of Maine System Chancellor Joseph W. Westphal on Thursday issued the following statement in response to Governor John E. Baldacci's establishment of a task force to review higher education in Kennebec Valley:

“Broadening the discussion of the higher education needs and aspirations of central Maine citizens is important. I appreciate the Governor's creation of this task force and I look forward to working with the Education Committee and all stakeholders in exploring the work of the task force and its recommendations. As in all matters affecting the welfare and lives of Maine citizens, education is a critical element in promoting progress and opportunity. We look forward to participating in this process.”

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