New Leaders Named at USM, USJ, Maine Technology Institute

Comings and Goings …

The University of Maine System announced that Harvey Kesselman will become the new president of the University of Southern Maine. Kesselman is currently provost and executive vice president of Stockton University in Pomona, N.J.

The University of Saint Joseph Board of Trustees appointed Rhona Free, to be its next president, effective July 1. Free has had an extensive career at Eastern Connecticut State University, where she most recently was provost and vice president for academic affairs. She succeeds Pamela Trotman Reid, who announced she’d retire at the end of the academic year.

The Maine Senate confirmed the state Department of Economic and Community Development’s Brian Whitney to be director of the nonprofit Maine Technology Institute. He was chief of staff to the Maine Senate president in 2002 and also worked for former Republican U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe.


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