Paul Ferguson named president of University of Maine
The Maine Campus
March 14, 2011
The University of Maine System board of trustees has confirmed Paul Ferguson, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, as the University of Maine’s new president.
Ferguson was approved by the board of trustees during a 4:15 p.m. session at the University of Maine at Augusta after being recommended for the position earlier in the day by Chancellor Richard Pattenaude.
“Dr. Ferguson brings a successful track record of leadership positions at similar institutions and in moving universities forward in the areas that are of greatest importance to the university and the state — research, economic development, graduate studies, and enrollment,” Pattenaude said in a press release.
He is replacing President Robert Kennedy, who is leaving the university in late June, and is to be paid $270,000 a year for a two-year contract — $250,000 in base salary and $20,000 in benefits.