UMM leadership change announced

Andrew Egan, vice president for academic affairs and head of campus at the University of Maine at Machias (UMM), has announced his intention to step down, effective Aug. 15.

Egan joined UMM, a regional campus of the University of Maine, on Aug. 13, 2018.

Daniel Qualls, associate professor of education, will serve as interim vice president for academic affairs and head of campus. Qualls joined the UMM community in 2008 and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee.

“We appreciate Andy’s leadership in the second year of the UMaine-UMM partnership and wish him well,” says UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, to whom the UMM vice president and head of campus reports. “I look forward to collaborating with Dr. Qualls, the UMM Board of Visitors and the UMM community to sustain and grow the University of Maine at Machias as an educational, cultural and economic resource for the Down East region.”

“It’s been a real honor serving the UMM community and the hardworking people of Down East Maine,” Egan says. “I wish UMM the very best going forward.”

Promoting enrollment growth, increasing efficiencies, and advancing program and research opportunities are at the heart of the primary partnership between UMaine and the University of Maine at Machias that began July 1, 2017. At that time, UMM became a regional campus of UMaine, while maintaining its mission, degree programs and leadership role in the community.