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President James ConneelyWelcome President Conneely!

UMA has started the new year by welcoming its new president, Dr. James Conneely into leadership. Dr. Conneely was selected as a finalist for the presidency following an extensive national search process that resulted in an applicant pool of more than 70 candidates this past fall.

Prior to his new role at UMA, Dr. Conneely has served as President of Notre Dame of Maryland University, in addition he has held leadership roles at both Eastern Kentucky University and University of Arkansas.

With his many years of experience and accomplishment in higher education, Dr. Conneely brings to UMA a proven leadership in expanding access and service to non-traditional and first-generation students.

UMA welcomes its new leader with hope and promise for a successful future.

New UMA President James Conneely lays out his first 100 days
(Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel 1/15/16)

President Conneely Shares Vision for Vibrant Future
(Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel 5/23/16)

Contact the President’s Office

The President’s Office is located in the Alumni Center on the Augusta campus.

Dr. James Conneely – 207-621-3041
Joyce Blanchard (Chief of Staff) – 207-621-3403 or
Renee Grant (Administrative Specialist) – (main line) 207-621-3041 or

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