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May 23, 2017

Interim UMPI president Rice gets promoted

Courtesy / University of Maine System Raymond Rice has been appointed president of the University of Maine at Presque Isle after serving as its interim president since last July.

University of Maine System trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Raymond Rice as president of the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

Rice, who joined the university College of Arts and Science faculty 20 years ago, has been serving as interim president and provost since July 2016.

He will continue to serve as provost as well.

"I am both humbled and honored to receive such support from both the campus and our community in continuing the important work underway here in a permanent capacity,” Rice said in a statement. “It is no small thing to find an academic home like UMPI, where you stay because you know each and every individual at this institution is dedicated to, and capable of, making a profound difference in our students' futures. I feel very privileged to lead the University of Maine at Presque Isle as we provide for the hopes, dreams, and futures of our students, our region, and the people of Maine."

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