Rebecca Wyke, President of the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA), has been appointed by Governor Janet Mills to an Economic Recovery Committee “charged with developing recommendations to mitigate the damage to Maine’s economy caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to jumpstart a long-term economic recovery for Maine people, businesses, and organizations.”
“It is an honor to have been appointed by Governor Mills to this committee,” stated UMA President Rebecca Wyke. “These are unprecedented times and I look forward to working with other members of the Economic Recovery Committee to find educational opportunities and economic pathways to help with Maine’s recovery.”
Wyke will bring valuable insight, given her familiarity with higher education and state government. Prior to her appointment as President of UMA in 2017, Wyke served as University of Maine System Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration for nine years and has extensive experience in state government, serving in a number of capacities, most recently as Commissioner of Administration and Finance for Governor John Baldacci from 2003 to 2008.