President’s Message

Dr. Rebecca M. Wyke

Rebecca WykeI want to welcome you to the University of Maine at Augusta! At UMA, we are proud of our long history of providing opportunities for members of our communities, all across Maine, to transform their lives through the power of higher education.

As the third largest university in the University of Maine System, UMA serves nearly 6,000 students at campuses in Augusta and Bangor, eight regional UMA Centers, and thirty-two course receive sites in virtually every corner of the state.

Our extraordinary faculty and staff provide a quality educational experience for our students. UMA has a tradition of meeting students where they are and on their schedule, offering classes onsite, online, through video conference, Interactive Television, and at UMA Centers.

Financial support is available to our Pell eligible students through the Pine Tree State Pledge. This zero tuition pledge removes the financial barrier to completing a degree for many students. Scholarship opportunities are also available and our financial aid staff is ready to review these options with you.

I look forward to welcoming you to the UMA Moose family!

Best regards,

Rebecca M. Wyke

Becky

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

Rebecca Wyke (President) – 207-621-3041
Joyce Blanchard (Chief of Staff) – 207-621-3403 or joyceb@maine.edu
Renee Letendre (Administrative Specialist) – (main line) 207-621-3041 or renee.grant@maine.edu

About Dr. Wyke

Rebecca M. Wyke, Ed.D.

Dr. Rebecca Wyke is the President of the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA). Through its main campus in the state’s capitol, its Bangor campus, eight regional centers and online programs, UMA has a statewide mission serving place-committed learners through on-site and distance education.

Dr. Wyke joined the University of Maine System in 2008 as the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration. Her major focus of work was the long-term financial sustainability of Maine’s Public University System and system-wide reforms of financial and administrative services to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Wyke also serves as adjunct faculty for the Public Administration Program at UMA and has taught for the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine.

Prior to joining the University System, Wyke served for five years in Governor Baldacci’s cabinet as the Commissioner of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services. Wyke also served in the administration of three Maine Secretaries of State, serving as the Chief Deputy Secretary of State for eight years.

Wyke is a member of the Dead River Company Board of Directors and serves on the Finance & Acquisitions and Risk Management Committees. Wyke is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Augusta Board of Trade.

Wyke received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Master of Arts in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Maine.