BANGOR, Maine — University of Maine System Chancellor Richard L. Pattenaude is expected to provide an update on an initiative designed to address the system’s mission and long-term financial future on Monday, Jan. 11, when the UMS board of trustees holds its first meeting of the year at the system office on Central Street.
The meeting is open to the public and begins at 4 p.m., with committee meetings earlier in the day.
Pattenaude will update trustees on the “New Challenges, New Directions” initiative, which the board voted in November to enact in an attempt to stem a $42.8 million systemwide shortfall over the next four fiscal years.
Trustees also will review tentative collective bargaining agreements, consider nominees for honorary degrees and vote on the creation of a Master of Arts in Global Police degree from the School of Policy and International Affairs at the University of Maine. A report on academic degrees conferred during the 2008-09 academic year will be presented at the meeting.
The full agenda may be found at www.maine.edu/pdf/CommitteescheduleandagendaJan112010_001.pdf.