A Message From Andy Egan

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Head of Campus
University of Maine at Machias

Welcome to the University of Maine at Machias – the coastal campus of The University of Maine – where our students are part of a diverse, creative and supportive community set in a beautiful, natural environment. 

At UMM, our students learn by doing, connecting in meaningful ways with local communities during their classes and with world communities through study abroad.  They learn in smart classrooms, computer labs, and our library, and in nearby rivers, mudflats, estuaries, oceans, fields, and forests. Machias students can also take advantage of our unique partnership with the University of Maine, our state’s land-grant university, a place where they can continue to explore, to create, and to grow.

University of Maine at Machias graduates are business entrepreneurs and managers, counselors and teachers, marine biologists and wildlife ecologists, artists and writers, and professionals in outdoor recreation management. They are leaders who have an appreciation for world history, world literature, and the natural, social, and political world around them.

If you are interested in finding out more about our campus on the banks of the Machias River and just a couple of miles from the Atlantic Ocean, please continue to explore our website, then send us an email, give us a call, or arrange a visit. We’d love to connect with you, answer your questions, and tell you more about the University of Maine at Machias experience.

All the best,



Andrew Egan, PhD

Head of Campus | Vice President Academic

University Maine at Machias


About Andy Egan

Andrew Egan is vice-president for academic affairs and head of campus at the University of Maine at Machias.  Prior to his appointment, he was a tenured professor on the forest science faculties of the University of Maine (Orono) and Laval University (Québec).  He has been Coordinator of the Forest Engineering Program at the University of Maine, Dean of the School of Natural Resources at Paul Smith’s College, Executive Director of the New Mexico Watershed Restoration Institute, Dean of Science at Brandon University, and Chancellor in the Penn State system.  His research has focused on the interactions among forest operations, silviculture and the forest environment, as well as on the socio-economic and ecological dimensions of forest and watershed restoration.  

He has worked internationally, including with the Peace Corps at the Forestry Training Institute in Liberia, West Africa; as a Fulbright Scholar at the Institute of Forestry in Nepal; and, since 2009, during seven USAID-sponsored visits to the Dominican Republic on projects related to watershed restoration and curriculum development in environmental science and forestry.  In addition, Egan has worked closely and developed partnerships with Native American communities, particularly among Navajo bands in New Mexico, to develop training and education programs that have helped to stimulate economic growth and job development in ecological restoration. Egan is co-founder of the NGO start-up, The Gola Foundation, which supports disadvantaged youth in Liberia.