Theodora Kalikow Leaving Presidency of University of Maine at Farmington

Theodora J. Kalikow has announced her intention to retire as president of the University of Maine at Farmington at the conclusion of the current academic year. She has served as president of the university since 1994. After stepping down, she will continue to serve the University of Maine system for two years working on special projects.

A native of Swampscott, Massachusetts, Kalikow received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Wellesley College in 1962. She holds a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston University.

Dr. Kalikow began her academic career at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, where she attained the rank of professor and served as  department chair and faculty union president.

From 1984 to 1987 she was dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado. In 1987 she moved to Plymouth State College in New Hampshire where she served as dean of the college until 1994, when she was named president of the University of Maine at Farmington.

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