President’s Message

Dr. Rebecca M. Wyke

Rebecca WykeIt is a special honor and a privilege to begin my term as president of the University of Maine at Augusta. UMA is characterized by dedicated faculty and staff in exceptional service to its non-traditional student body, with a strong focus on distance and online education.

I am excited to have the opportunity to build on the great foundation UMA has created over the past 50 years. UMA’s many accomplishments would not have been possible without the continued service of our campus community.

I look forward to working with all of you to refine UMA’s vision and prioritize the strategies that will take UMA into the future. Through a community engagement process to begin this fall, I encourage your voices and perspectives.

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.