The University of Maine at Farmington takes a personal approach to the college Admissions process. We welcome you to connect with Admissions guide who travels to your neighborhood and reviews your application.

Learning about your personal story is at the essence of our admissions process. Our “fit selectivity” is driven by students’ intellectual hunger, community engagement and reasons for choosing Farmington. We’re looking for a great fit. It’s simple — we admit outstanding students who will bring vibrancy, life experiences and positive energy and enthusiasm to our campus.

Jared

Jared Cash
Vice President for Enrollment
umfadmit@maine.edu
tel 207-778-7050

Travel and Reading Territories
Various places across Maine and many locations outside Maine.

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Jared directs the University’s strategic enrollment activities, providing oversight and leadership to the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid and Marketing & Communications. A native of Oxford County, Maine, he knows the state and region well. He comes to UMF from the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Scholarship and Research where he served as Scholarship Director. His responsibilities included managing the applicant review and selection process and growing the Institute’s programs that foster student academic, personal and professional growth. Preceding his work at the Mitchell Institute, Jared served in the Admission Office at Bates College (his alma Mater) where he was involved with all aspects of the admission process, serving ultimately as the Senior Associate Dean of Admissions and Director of Operations.

Favorite spot on campus: Mantor Cafe
Favorite spot off campus: Titcomb Mountain ski area
Favorite activities: skiing, traveling, spending time with his family

Ron Milliken

Ron Milliken ‘75
Director of Financial Aid
milliken@maine.edu
tel 207-778-7105

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One of Maine’s most respected college financial aid directors and a UMF graduate, Ron has worked for more than 40 years to help students and families afford a University of Maine at Farmington education. With his breadth of knowledge and experience Ron has served on numerous statewide student financial assistance boards and organizations. He is currently the chair of the MELMAC Educational Foundation and is the past president of the Maine Assoc. of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Favorite activities: Canoeing, hiking, swimming and camping
Favorite local eatery: Bald Mountain Camps Resort, Oquossoc
Favorite sports teams: Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots

Lisa Ellrich Associate Director of Admissions

Lisa Ellrich
Associate Director of Admissions
ellrich@maine.edu
tel 207-778-7054

Travel and Reading Territories: 
Maine (Kennebec County), eastern Connecticut, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Washington, Wyoming.

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Lisa has worked at the University of Maine at Farmington for 21 years and is a valuable leader of the Admissions team. Lisa loves everything about the UMF, from organizing its biggest Admissions events to supervising and mentoring Student Ambassadors and tour guides. Lisa earned a M.S. in Education Administration from the University of Southern Maine. When she’s not working, you can find Lisa advising the campus Catholic student group and the local Relay for Life club. She also likes to hit the slopes, is an avid reader and a PokemonGo™ player.

Favorite spot on campus: Mantor Green
Favorite spot off campus: Titcomb Mountain ski area
Favorite local eatery: Calzolaio Pasta Co. restaurant

Jami Holmes Associate Director of Customer Relationship Management

Jami Holmes ’02
Associate Director of Customer Relationship Management
jholmes@maine.edu
tel 207-778-7054

Travel and Reading Territories: 
Home-Schooled students

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Jami is a 2002 UMF graduate with a degree in Computer Science and has worked at her alma Mater since 2007. Working behind the scenes, she manages the Admissions Office’s many digital content management systems and sophisticated recruitment tactics. What she found special about UMF as a student is what she still appreciates about UMF today: that the University is right in the middle of downtown Farmington — giving it a vibrant, exciting campus / community vibe. Jami has two children, loves going to games and cultural events on campus, is a passionate reader and live music lover.

Favorite time of year: When students return to campus for a new school year
Favorite place to eat in Farmington: Soup For You
Favorite team:  Hufflepuff

Eileen Reading Associate Director of Admissions

Eileen Reading
Associate Director of Admission
eileen.reading@maine.edu
tel 207-778-7052

Travel and Reading Territories:
Maine (Franklin County)

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Eileen believes UMF faculty’s commitment to student success helps make it an outstanding place for students to develop as learners and leaders. Eileen oversees the execution of many of the Office of Admissions student recruitment strategies and is involved in a broad range of Admissions activities, including Accepted Student Days and Fridays at Farmington. An avid outdoorswoman, she lives on a nearby lake and loves to kayak, canoe and occasionally jet ski. Eileen is also a golfer and hiker. A sports fan, she enthusiastically attends all UMF Athletics games and often travels to the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball National Tournament.

Favorite activity: Outdoor water activities
On your playlist: Indigo Girls
Pro-sports team: Minnesota Lynx

Jon Hayes Assistant Director

Jon Hayes ’97
Assistant Director of Admissions
jonathan.hayes@maine.edu
tel 207-778-7735

Travel and Reading Territories: Maine (Cumberland County), western Massachusetts, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming.

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Jon is the primary Athletics Dept. liaison at the University of Maine at Farmington. A former high school and college basketball coach, Jon grew up in the Farmington area and closely follows Maine high school and college sports teams. As a student, Jon transferred to Farmington from Bates College and graduated from UMF with a degree in History. He later earned a M.S. in Sports Administration from Central Michigan University. Jon enjoys spending time with his family and is an enthusiastic outdoorsman, spending as much time as possible in, on or around the water.

Favorite food: Sushi
On your playlist: Buddy Guy
Favorite activity: Fishing, boating, swimming, you name it, I’m out there doing it.


Ryan Mastrangelo Assistant Director

Ryan Mastrangelo
Assistant Director of Admissions
ryan.mastrangelo@maine.edu
tel 207-778-7058

Travel and Reading Territories: Maine (York County), western Connecticut, Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, and International

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Ryan attended the University of Florida and New York University, earning Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in European Policy & Politics. Ryan recruits students (domestic & international), reviews applications and plans campus events. In her spare time she loves to explore new places and eat new foods. Ryan sees UMF as a forward thinking and accepting public institution. She sees helping students find their way to Farmington to be one of the most rewarding parts of her job.

Favorite spot on campus: Mantor Cafe
Favorite activity: Traveling
Pro-sports team: Univ. Florida Gators

Michael Angelides Transfer Counselor and Alumni-in-Admissions

Michael Angelides ’12
Transfer Counselor / Alumni-in-Admissions
michael.angelides@maine.edu
tel 207-778-7584

Travel and Reading Territories: Maine (Knox County, Lincoln County, ski academies) and all transfer students

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Michael began working for the University of Maine at Farmington while he was still an undergrad at Farmington. He came to UMF as a transfer student from the University of Connecticut and earned a UMF bachelor’s degree in English. As a transfer student to UMF, Mike can explain the transfer experience to Farmington, first-hand. He also works closely with UMF alumni and has a network of many, many alumni contacts. Mike is an avid outdoorsman and skier. You’ll often find him doing something outside with his three dogs, Gracey, Posse and Kangaroo. He is also into paddling and off-roading.

Favorite spot on campus: Mainely Outdoors
On your playlist The Band
Favorite dish: Brussels Sprouts

Joe Toner ADMISSIONS & FINANCIAL AID COUNSELOR

Joseph Toner
Admissions & Financial Aid Counselor
joseph.toner@maine.edu
tel 207-778-7051

Travel and Reading Territories: Maine (Hancock County, Penobscot County, Piscataquis County, Somerset County, Waldo County), Vermont, Rhode Island, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas

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Joe works year-round at UMF — in the Financial Aid Office April through August and in the Admissions Office September through April. His unique dual role provides an insider’s perspective in two key campus offices: Financial Aid and Admission. Joe is also UMF’s Transfer financial aid expert where he guides students through the financial aid portion of transferring to Farmington. A lifelong Mainer (a Lawrence H.S. and UMaine – Orono grad) Joe is an active outdoorsman and golfer and enjoys attending UMF sports events.

Favorite Farmington Sport: Basketball
For fun: Mowing the lawn
On his playlist: Mumford and Sons

Chris Yardley Admissions COUNSELOR

Chris Yardley
Admissions Counselor
yardley@maine.edu
tel 207-778-7065

Travel and Reading Territories: Maine (Aroostook County, Oxford County, Washington County), New Hampshire, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin

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Chris has worked at UMF for more than 28 years, most recently in the Office of Admissions where he enjoys traveling to high schools and college fairs. He is a talented musician (drums and guitar) and continues to perform in bands in the Farmington area — regular gigs, open mic nights and charity benefit events. Chris is an avid wakeboarder, paddleboarder, boater, kayaker and surfer. His favorite UMF team to watch is the club hockey team. He is a graduate from University of South Florida, where he earned a Master’s degree in Counselor Education.

Favorite local spot: The Sandy River
On your playlist: The Band
Favorite Pro-Sports team: Boston Red Sox

Jennifer Hutchinson Senior Associate Director Financial Aid

Jennifer Hutchinson
Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid
jferr@maine.edu
tel 207-778-7106

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Among Maine’s most experienced financial aid professionals, Jennifer has worked for more than 30 years to help students and families afford a UMF education. She meets regularly with students and their parents, consulting on a range of financial assistance and scholarship issues. Jennifer serves on a number of statewide, campus and community organizations including the MASFAA School Support Initiative and the Franklin County Childrens Task force. She appreciates UMF as a place that educates a broad population and that it inspires students to develop self-confidence.

Favorite local eatery: Calzolaio Pasta Company restaurant
Favorite activities: Spending time with her family
Favorite sports team: New England Patriots

Deb Moody Assistant Director of Student Financial Services

Deborah Moody
Assistant Director of Student Financial Services
dmoody@maine.edu
tel 207-778-7104

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One of the University’s most experienced professionals, Debbie has worked for more than 30 years at UMF in a variety of administrative roles. She currently manages the Merrill Center, which oversees student billing, financial and registration operations. Debbie meets with accepted students and their parents, advising on financial assistance and registration issues. She enjoys Farmington’s small campus / small town atmosphere and that everyone knows everyone.

Favorite spot on campus: Merrill Hall
Favorite activities: Spending time with her family and reading

Roy Burdin

Roy Burdin ’09
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
roy.burdin@maine.edu
tel 207-778-7105

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Roy is a UMF alumnus with a degree in Business Economics. He works as a Financial Aid advisor, student employment specialist and family / student aid counselor. A former UMF basketball player, Roy still follows the team and can be found in the stands at home games rooting on the Beavers.

Favorite local eatery: The Dugout Sports Grill
Favorite sports teams: Boston Red Rox and UMF Beavers

Barbi Castonguay Data Management Technician

Barbi Castonguay ’95
Data Management Technician
barbic@maine.edu
tel 207-778-7079

Dina Goodwin Data Management Technician

Dina Goodwin
Data Management Technician
dina.goodwin@maine.edu
tel 207-778-7055

Ellen Levay Administrative Specialist, Front Desk

Ellen Levay
Administrative Specialist, Front Desk
umfadmit@maine.edu
tel 207-778-7050


Contact Us

Office of Admissions
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938-1994
tel 207-778-7050
fax 207-778-8182
TDD/TTY 207-778-7275
umfadmit@maine.edu