Comments for: Nine months after taking office, Ferguson officially becomes UMaine’s 19th president

Posted April 19, 2012, at 2:53 p.m.
Last modified April 20, 2012, at 8:40 a.m.

ORONO | After more than nine months on the job, the University of Maine’s 19th president, Paul Ferguson, formally took office Thursday morning during an inauguration ceremony at UMaine’s Collins Center for the Arts. Flanked by a stage full of colleagues and friends from his past and present, Ferguson …

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  • Anonymous

    “Officially” is not appropriate. Ferguson was “officially” the president when he began his first day of work. The inauguration is simply a ceremony, and nothing more.

  • Anonymous

    After the endless political manipulations of the Robert Kennedy Administration, beginning with the hijacking of thepresidential  search that never included him as a finalist and eventually named him Peter Hoff’s successor (after he pushed Hoff out of office) without even informing most members of the search committee, it is wonderful to have a friendly successor who wants to help every segment of UMaine, not just a chosen few. Pres. Ferguson has created a very different climate on campus in which persons who might disagree with him won’t be punished or pressured to leave. Let us hope that the Trustees give him the leeway to do his job without micromanaging–and micromanaging without a clue as to what really goes on in Orono or any of the other six campuses.

  • Anonymous

    Bunyan1 nailed it.  Let’s hope for a long and prosperous run by Paul Ferguson.

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