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Former UMaine chancellor to speak, receive honorary degree at UMFK commencement

Posted April 24, 2012, at 10:31 a.m.
Last modified April 24, 2012, at 11:06 a.m.

FORT KENT, Maine — Former University of Maine System chancellor, Dr. Terry MacTaggart, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s 130th commencement on Saturday, May 12, in the Sports Center at the university. MacTaggart will receive an honorary doctoral degree during commencement ceremonies.

MacTaggart has served as a consultant and facilitator of board retreats for numerous colleges, universities and systems. He also served as chairman of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, and of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. He led multiple visiting teams for several regional accrediting associations, and served as a Fulbright Scholar to Thailand and to Vietnam as an expert on accreditation and quality assurance.

MacTaggart served as UMS chancellor from 1996 to 2001. He later served a one-year appointment as chancellor for the 2006-2007 academic year. In addition to his two tenures as Maine system chancellor.

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