April 10, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) released the following statement congratulating Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy on her selection as the new president of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias.
“For more than 150 years, the University of Maine has educated young people and prepared them to make vital contributions to our state and country,” said Senators Collins and King. “As a leader of the National Science Foundation and a long-time champion of STEM education, Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy has demonstrated that she has the strong, forward-thinking leadership a world-class institution like UMaine deserves. We congratulate Dr. Ferrini-Mundy and look forward to working with her to make sure our students have the tools they need to grow, thrive, and leave their marks on the State of Maine. We also applaud President Susan Hunter for the countless contributions she has made during her tenure to strengthen UMaine and advance the University’s mission.”
Ferrini-Mundy currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the National Science Foundation, and she is a national leader in STEM education, research, and policy. Prior to her current role, Ferrini-Mundy served as an administrator and professor at Michigan State University and the University of New Hampshire.