Dr. Edward Serna named next president of UMF

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UMF President Edward Serna
UMF President Edward Serna

Edward Serna, the current interim chancellor at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, has been named the next president of the University of Maine at Farmington, according to the Morning Sentinel. University of Maine System Chancellor Page announced the appointment of Dr. Serna today at a ceremony on the UMF campus. “Dr. Edward Serna is an innovative and impactful higher education leader with broad experience leading change in both the private and public sector,” said Page. “The Board and I were also impressed by many of the initiatives achieved under Edward’s leadership in Arkansas, noting how well aligned his accomplishments are with the strategic priorities that will guide and expedite educational reform in Maine over the next five years.” Serna has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina; a master of science in industrial management from Clemson University; a master of management information systems from Auburn University; and a doctor of education in higher education administration from the University of Alabama.

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