As I complete my first year as President of the University of Maine at Farmington, I continue to be amazed at how special this campus community is. I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting with students, faculty, alumni, board members and members of the greater Farmington community to hear what excites them most about UMF, why they think this is such a remarkable place.
If you’ve been on campus lately, you’ve experienced the wonderful sense of energy and momentum here. I am dedicated to continuing that momentum. This is our time to develop exciting collaborations, to think big, to voice our commitment to the values of our University: empathy, creativity, diversity and innovation – values that are deeply woven into the very fabric of UMF.
As you consider attending the University of Maine at Farmington, I invite you to explore.
Explore different ways of thinking. Explore ways to collaborate with others. Explore academic experiences and topics you may have never considered. Explore new things beyond your ‘normal.’ At Farmington, we pride ourselves on out-of-the-box experiences and interests.
Explore our downtown Farmington neighborhood. Explore our nearby mountain trails, crystal clear rivers and lakes. Attend at least one concert a semester. Take in an art exhibit or student theater production. Catch a varsity or club sport game (Go Beavers!). Better yet, get involved and do those things yourself. Immerse yourself. Grow yourself.
Thank you for your interest in Farmington. I invite you to come visit and explore all we have to offer you. I have a feeling you’ll quickly love it here as much as my family and I do. This is truly a special place.