Rebecca Wyke Appointed President of the University of Maine at Augusta

The board of trustees of the University of Maine System has named Rebecca Wyke as president of the University of Maine at Augusta. The Augusta campus enrolls about 4,000 undergraduate students. Women make up 71 percent of the student body.

Since 2017, Dr. Wyke has been serving as interim president of the Augusta campus. Earlier, she was vice chancellor for finance and administration for the University of Maine System. Prior to joining the University of Maine System, Dr. Wyke was the commissioner of the Department of Administration and Finance for the state of Maine.

“The staff and faculty at the University of Maine at Augusta understand that the success of public higher education must be measured by the success of Maine people,” said Chancellor James Page in announcing Dr. Wyke appointment as permanent president of the Augusta campus.  “Under President Wyke’s leadership UMA is opening up more opportunities for the students and communities we serve.”

Dr. Wyke holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master of public administration degree from the flagship campus of the University of Maine, in Orono. She earned a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.

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