In May 2018, the University of Maine System Board of Trustees appointed University of Maine at Farmington Provost Eric Brown to a one-year term as Interim President of UMF, effective July 1, 2018. He fills the position vacated by Kathryn Foster, who left UMF to become the president of The College of New Jersey.

University of Maine at Farmington Professor of English, Fulbright Fellow, former Director of the UMF Honors Program, Interim Provost since December 2016, and now UMF’s Interim President, Eric Brown shares his vision for the year ahead.

He also describes what attracted him to Farmington, and how his path to becoming a state champion hurdler in high school helped him realize the transformational power of making “one little switch.”