Jim has been working for students in the University of Maine System for nearly 20 years, first as Staff Associate for Teacher Education and Student Success at USM-Lewiston/Auburn College, then as the Student Services Coordinator at University College at Norway/South Paris. He later became Assistant Director of UC Rumford before taking on his current position as Director of both the Rumford and South Paris centers. 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 University College Rumford and its partners while ensuring people in the River Valley area have local access to quality, higher education opportunities.