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, 8 regional centers, 32 receive sites, and online programs, UMA has a statewide mission serving place-committed learners through on-site and distance education.
Wyke joined the University of Maine System in 2008 as the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration. As Vice Chancellor, 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. In 2017 Wyke became the President of UMA, previously serving as the interim President in 2015-2016. Wyke has focused her presidency on improving student outcomes, enhancing academic program offerings, building community and fostering a culture of inclusion. 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.
In 2020 Governor Janet T. Mills tapped Wyke to serve on the Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee formed in response to the pandemic. Wyke contributed to the sub-committee on Healthcare, Nonprofits, Child Care and Support Services and the sub-committee on Talent and Workforce
Wyke is a Corporate Board Director of the Dead River Company and serves on the Finance & Acquisitions Committee and as chair of the Risk Management Committee. She is a Board Director of the Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine serving on the Governance Committee. 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 a doctorate in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Maine.
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 email@example.com
Renee Sherman (Administrative Specialist) – (main line) 207-621-3041 or firstname.lastname@example.org