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University of Maine Chancellor To Visit Bar Harbor/MDI Rotary Club

Posted Jan. 14, 2013, at 1:43 p.m.

Chancellor of the University of Maine, James Page, will be speaking to Bar Harbor/MDI Rotary Club on Wednesday Jan. 23 at Birch Bay Village in Bar Harbor. Meeting starts at noon with a meal with Dr. James Page speaking about the future of higher education in Maine. Interested members of the public are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP by Monday, January 21 to scott.hammond@thefirst.com. Cost of the meal is $12.

Dr. James H. Page was appointed Chancellor by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees in March 2012 to lead their repositioning of the University System to meet Maine’s 21st century higher education needs.

Before becoming Chancellor, Dr. Page was principal and CEO of the James W. Sewall Company, a national consulting organization founded in 1880 and headquartered in Old Town, Maine, specializing in forestry, natural resources, civil and spatial engineering.

Page is the first University of Maine System Chancellor to be born in Maine or to have been educated at one of the System’s universities. He was born and raised in Caribou, and obtained his BA in History from the University of Maine at Fort Kent. He completed Master’s work in the philosophy of physics from St. Andrews University, Scotland, and his obtained his Ph.D. in the philosophical foundations of mathematics from MIT. He taught at several universities before joining the private sector and has served on a number of Boards in the public, private, and NGO sectors.

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