The chancellor of the University of Maine
system has unveiled a six-month process aimed at bringing about
what he describes as ":major transformative change.":
Richard Pattenaude says incremental cost-cutting will not do
enough to bring costs into line with revenues in the coming years,
so he’s looking to more substantive options including taking
another look at the organization’s structure of the
Pattenaude’s proposal would create a 12-member task force to
make recommendations regarding the future structure and function of
the University of Maine System.
He says he developed the proposal in consultation with the seven
university presidents. He briefed trustees at their meeting Sunday
at the University of Southern Maine.