Meet the Staff

“One of the best things about our center is the personalized support we can offer each and every student.”

Chris (Mary) TwitchellChris (Mary) Twitchell

Administrative Specialist

Chris (Mary) works to create a welcoming and friendly environment for all who come into the building. She is currently a UMA student working toward her BA in Liberal Studies with a minor in Accounting. Before coming to Rumford/Mexico she was a work-study student at the South Paris Center. Chris likes to help students in the computer lab and helps to refer students to the proper person who can help them.

Roz HodgeChristine (Tina) Howard

Administrative Support Supervisor

Christine (Tina) Howard is a graduate of UMA. She has been employed as an Administrative Support Supervisor since 2007. She supervisors multiple Federal Work Study students and volunteers while working closely with the Center Director, Student Services Coordinator on many projects. Assisting students with registrations, billing and financial aid concerns are just some of the passions she has developed over the 8+ years she has been with University College at Rumford/Mexico.

Jim BradleyJim Bradley

Assistant Director

Jim has been working for students in the University of Maine System for nearly 18 years, first as Staff Associate for Teacher Education and Student Success at USM-L/A, then as the Student Services Coordinator at University College @ Norway/South Paris. He earned a Master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education from USM. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from UMA in Liberal Studies with minors in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, and History.
Jim brings a wealth of program knowledge, advising skills, and a great eye for “the big picture” for students and Center activities. He is very engaged in his community, and will be working to strengthen community ties for UC-RM and its partners while serving students and making the Center “hum”! Schedule an appointment with Jim by going here:

Lisa CooperLisa MacDonald Cooper


 As Director, Lisa’s main focus is working with Community Partners to strengthen relationships with the Center.  Lisa works with area businesses, non-profits, high schools and technical schools, as well as Community Colleges and Career Center offices to develop mutually beneficial programming to provide as much access to post-secondary learning as possible, and to encourage Community Partners to encourage the aspiration for post-secondary education in their area.  Lisa also makes sure the Center is delivering to students what they need, working with staff to ensure a great learning environment is present within the Center.  Students are always welcome to work with Lisa to resolve larger issues, answer complex questions, brain-storm ideas, find ways to connect with their community, and discuss career and degree options.