The University of Maine at Augusta Chooses Jenifer Cushman as Its Next President

Jenifer Cushman will be the next president of the University of Maine at Augusta. She is starting her new position on July 1.

The University of Maine at Augusta enrolls nearly 4,400 undergraduate students and a few dozen graduate students, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 68 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Since 2016, Dr. Cushman has been serving as the chancellor of Pennsylvania State University-Beaver in Monaca. She began her career teaching English in Russia and Poland. She was then an associate professor of German and Russian at the University of Minnesota at Morris. Following that position, she was the director of off-campus study at the College of Wooster in Ohio for two years and then spent seven years as the dean of international education at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. She then served as campus dean at Ohio University at Zanesville before going to Penn State Beaver.

Dr. Cushman earned a bachelor’s degree in German and psychology from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in Germanic languages and literature from Ohio State University.

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