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


Admissions Staff

Jared

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

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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

Lisa Ellrich Associate Director of Admissions

Lisa Ellrich
Interim Director of Admissions
ellrich@maine.edu
phone + text 207-390-8103

Travel and Reading Territories:
Maine (Kennebec County), eastern Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC.

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Lisa has earned a M.S. degree in Education Administration from the University of Southern Maine. She enjoys advising the campus Catholic student group and working with the local Relay for Life club.
Favorite spot on campus: Mantor Green
Favorite spot off campus: Titcomb Mountain ski area
Favorite local eatery: Calzolaio Pasta Co. restaurant

Bill Jack Senior Associate Director of Admissions

Bill Jack
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
william.k.jack@maine.edu
phone + text 207-560-0616

Travel and Reading Territories:
Maine (Knox County, Sagadahoc County), western Connecticut, Nevada, California, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii, New Mexico.

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Bill joined the UMF Community in summer 2017 having worked previously at Wesleyan University and at Colby College. He is an Eagle Scout who grew up in Maine and graduated from Mt. Ararat High School. He went on to Bates College where he majored in political science with a legal studies concentration and minored in sociology. He has served actively in the New England Association for College Admission Counseling, including terms on the Executive and Governing Boards as secretary, assembly delegate, and committee chair. In 2011, he received the Rising Star Award from the National Association for College Admission Counseling. He has been a volunteer track and field official for Bates College since 2008 and has served on the staff for American Legion Dirigo Boys State since 2004.

Eileen Reading Associate Director of Admissions

Eileen Reading
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
eileen.reading@maine.edu
phone + text 207-560-0867

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 and canoe. 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

Jami Holmes Associate Director of Customer Relationship Management

Jami Holmes ’02
Associate Director of Customer Relationship Management
jholmes@maine.edu
phone + text 207-618-9887

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

Jon Hayes Assistant Director

Jon Hayes ’97
Assistant Director of Admissions
jonathan.hayes@maine.edu
phone + text 207-618-9819

Travel and Reading Territories:
Maine (Lincoln County, Cumberland County, York County, Hancock County, Waldo County), Washington, Montana, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado.

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Jon is a 1997 UMF graduate with a BA in History after transferring from Bates College. He earned a Master’s Degree in Sport Administration from Central Michigan University in 2000. Prior to working in the office of admission, Jon had a 17 year college coaching career at various institutions (including UMF) across the country. Recently, Jon operated a small business and dedicated time to his family. Jon serves as the office liason to the athletic program and will be coordinating the Summer Experience Program for incoming students. A Farmington native, Jon cites the close knit community of both town and campus as a constant pull to call UMF home.
Favorite food: Sushi
On your playlist: Buddy Guy
Favorite activity: Fishing, boating, swimming, you name it, I’m out there doing it.

Michael Angelides Transfer Counselor and Alumni-in-Admissions

Michael Angelides ’12
Transfer Counselor / Alumni-in-Admissions
michael.angelides@maine.edu
phone + text 207-618-9042

Travel and Reading Territories: 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

Sarah Hinman Admissions and Financial Aid Counselor

Sarah Hinman
Admissions and Financial Aid Counselor
sarah.hinman@maine.edu
phone + text 207-560-0411

Travel and Reading Territories: Maine (Piscataquis County, Penobscot County), western Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana.

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After three years of living, working and playing at Sugarloaf Mountain, Sarah transitioned to higher education at UMF. She made the switch from Development and Alumni Relations at Carrabassett Valley Academy to Admissions because she wants to work more closely with the constituents she is serving (i.e.students like you!). Sarah has a deep affinity for Maine’s public universities since she attended the University of Maine for both her Bachelors (Psychology) and Masters (Human Development) degrees. Having grown up in Cumberland, she has lived in Maine her whole life, with the exception of a brief stint as a live-in nanny in Massachusetts. When she’s not working Sarah enjoys everything Maine has to offer: skiing, anything outdoors, beautiful ocean views, watching a concert in Portland, and being close to family.

Joe McShane Admissions Counselor

Joe McShane
Admissions Counselor
joseph.mcshane@maine.edu
phone + text 207-613-2392

Travel and Reading Territories: Maine (Somerset County, Androscoggin County), eastern Massachusetts, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, International.

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Joe McShane is a 2007 graduate of UMF with a degree in English. He has worked in special education in Lewiston/Auburn for many years before coming home to Farmington. He lives a rural life in New Sharon with his wife, Cyndi, a 2007 UMF Creative Writing graduate who now works on campus in Career Services.

Chris Yardley Admissions COUNSELOR

Chris Yardley
Admissions Counselor
yardley@maine.edu
phone + text 207-618-9863

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


Financial Aid Staff

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

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: The Homestead
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

Joe Toner ADMISSIONS & FINANCIAL AID COUNSELOR

Joseph Toner
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
joseph.toner@maine.edu
tel 207-778-7107

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Joe meets regularly with students and their parents, consulting on a range of financial assistance and scholarship issues. 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


Senior Admissions Fellows

Blair Bailey
Senior Admissions Fellow
Elementary Education major
International & Global Studies minor
Vice President of UMF Tennis Club, Secretary of UMF Ultimate Disc Club, Public Relations Officer of Alpha Lambda Delta, Rotaract Club
Presque Isle, ME
Presque Isle High School
umfadmit@maine.edu

Emma Duggan
Senior Admissions Fellow
Elementary Education major
Social Science concentration
UMF Women’s basketball, hiking, intramurals (especially volleyball)
Lancaster, MA
Nashoba Regional High School
umfadmit@maine.edu

Julie Guerra
Senior Admissions Fellow
Creative Writing and English major
Theater minor
UMF Writer’s Guild, Student Theatre at UMF
Falmouth, ME
Falmouth High School
umfadmit@maine.edu

Emily Leonard
Senior Admissions Fellow
Psychology major
minors in Rehabilitation and Child & Adolescent Health
Community Assistant, Active Minds, Johnson Scholar, Photography
Winthrop, ME
Winthrop High School
umfadmit@maine.edu


Admissions Administrative Staff

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