UMF names Eric C. Brown interim president
Eric C. Brown, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maine at Farmington, has been appointed interim president of the university by the University of Maine System board of trustees. As reported by the Portland Press Herald, Brown has bachelor’s degrees in English and zoology from the University of Maine, a Ph.D. in English from Louisiana State University and served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of English and American Literature at Harvard University.
“As interim president, my approach will be to identify, encourage, and invest in our best ideas, our more innovative programs, our most energetic and forward-looking initiatives,” Brown said. “There is no shortage of excellence at UMF, and I believe my experience as a scholar, teacher and administrator here has well-prepared me to draw on this excellence to work towards solutions to both the immediate problems at hand and the larger challenges ahead.”