The UMF staff is here to make sure your residential life experience is educational, safe,  and involved with all aspects of living and learning in a liberal arts community. You will meet three types of staff in your residence hall. Each professional staff member has a role in helping students adjust to college life to help them make the most of residential, social, and academic life at UMF.

Assistant Directors are professional staff members that live off-campus.

Assistant Director of Housing and Student Engagement is responsible for the housing process for both incoming and returning students to the residence halls, residential meal plans, room changes, as well as oversight of student activities which includes the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) and the Landing.

Assistant Director of Student Life is responsible for the supervision of Community Assistants and Graduate Area Coordinators and the oversight of student activities.

Area Directors are professional staff members who reside in campus housing, and are responsible for the day-to-day management of the residence halls. Their role is to be a presence within the residential halls and uphold University policy. Each Area Director has the experience and skill to create living-learning environments that challenge and encourage development of the “whole” student, foster a sense of community in the residence halls, and empower residents to take responsibility for their actions and decisions.

Community Assistants are carefully selected student leaders who assist in developing a safe and healthy community. Community Assistants fulfill many roles including programming, administration, and policy enforcement. They are familiar with the University’s goals, services, policies and procedures.

Brian Ufford, Director of Student Life

Brian Ufford

Director Student Life and Associate Conduct Officer
116A Olsen Student Center

Judy Peary-Adams

Administrative Assistant I Student Life Office
116 Olsen Student Center


Sarah Carew

Area Director & Deputy Title IX Coordinator
University of Maine at Farmington
224 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938
tel  207-778-7372
TYY (via Maine Relay Service) dial 711


Dori Beane

Assistant Director of Housing and Student Engagement
110 Olsen Student Center

Duncan Farley

Area Director
Scott South, Scott West, and Scott North Halls
110A Olsen Student Center