As the University of Maine searches for a new Vice President of Enrollment Management, three finalists have been chosen to give open-campus presentations to get a public vote on who is the best candidate for the job.
Dean of UMaine’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and chair of the search for a new VPEM Emily Haddad shared that the search has been going smoothly.
“We’re on schedule, and we have a great group of finalists,” Haddad said.
Out of privacy concerns and respect for the finalists, it has been requested that the candidates’ names not be shared.
All three candidates are giving open-campus presentations, where anyone is welcome to join and any UMaine affiliate with a maine.edu email is encouraged to give feedback on the finalists.
Two of the three finalists were welcomed by the Wells Conference Center this past week on Tuesday, Feb. 21 and Thursday, Feb. 23. The remaining candidate will be holding their presentation in the conference center on Monday, Feb. 27.
Each candidate will deliver a 45-minute presentation in which they detail past and present UMaine undergraduate and graduate enrollment trends. They also will share their thoughts on improving enrollment and retention for the UMaine System, especially UMaine and UMaine at Machias.
These open-campus presentations are a normal hiring procedure that were unfortunately halted due to the pandemic, Haddad explained.
The next VPEM has a tentative start date of July 1, 2023.
Dozens of community members and faculty have turned up to observe the candidates and ask questions. The meetings are also accessible via Zoom and there is a Google Form for feedback.
For more information, visit this webpage, complete with details about the search committee and more of what the position entails. Copies of the candidate’s CVs are also available to anyone with a maine.edu email address.