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Governmental and External Affairs

The Executive Director of Governmental and External Affairs represents the System at the Maine State Legislature and to executive departments. Particular responsibilities include tracking legislation, preparation and presentation of testimony, responding to inquiries, providing advice on strategy and keeping the Board of Trustees and key University System staff informed on State House activities.

Ryan Low is Executive Director of Governmental & External Affairs, he can be reached at 956-0721 or


Report to the Joint Standing Committee on Education & Cultural Affairs

UMS Portion of 2014-2015 Proposed Biennial Budget




126th Legislative Session

 Legislative Update - First Regular Session With Direct Impact (pdf)  Updated  7/17/13

Legislative Update - First Regular Session With Indirect Impact (pdf)  Updated  7/17/13


State of Maine Links
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Laws of the State of Maine Affecting the University of Maine System

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U.S. Congressional Links
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
Congressman Michael Michaud
Senator Susan Collins

Senator Angus King

Library of Congress

U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
U.S. Congressional Record

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