machias-provostWelcome to the University of Maine at Machias! I am honored to serve as UMM’s Provost, and happy to offer you some insights into what makes this place so special.

We’re a coastal university chock full of interesting programs and opportunities. We’re small, a bit quirky, but accessible and down-to-earth. Our students are our primary consideration and they do great things while they’re here. They pull on their boots at four o’clock in the morning and head out to the mudflats to study clams. They get dirty and bug-bitten while marking a trail along the coast. They turn plants into paper, turn nearly anything into books, and publish their own poems and stories. They make vital connections with our community partners, and learn to understand themselves and their world a little better in the process.

Quite simply, our students are the best part of UMM. We believe in them. We challenge them, support them, and celebrate their successes. Together we form a close-knit community of teachers, mentors, and fellow learners living together on the coast of Maine. I hope you’ll find out for yourself one day soon; it really is a sweet place to be.

Warm regards,


Dr. Kay Kimball,
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs