Visit by 2nd of 4 UMaine finalists postponed due to snow

Posted Jan. 27, 2011, at 10:12 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 27, 2011, at 3:15 p.m.

ORONO, Maine — A visit by the second of four finalists for the top job at the University of Maine has been rescheduled for Feb. 16 and 17.

Paul Ferguson, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, vice president for academic affairs, was due to spend Thursday and Friday in Orono meeting students, faculty and staff, but his trip was called off because of snow-related travel problems, according to Peggy Markson, spokeswoman for the University of Maine System.

Over the next two weeks, there will be visits by two other candidates — Daniel Julius, vice president for academic affairs at the University of Alaska System of Higher Education, and Donald Farish, preside nt of Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J.

The fourth finalist, James Page, CEO of James W. Sewall Co., of Old Town, paid a visit earlier this week.

UMaine President Robert Kennedy is stepping down in June.

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