Final Candidate for UMaine President Visits the Campus 

The fourth and final candidate for the UMaine Presidential position stopped by the Orono campus Wednesday.Paul Ferguson is currently the Provost and the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at Southern Illinois University.Ferguson has also been on the faculty at a number of other universities including the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Louisiana, Monroe.Ferguson already has some ideas if he’s chosen to head U.Maine.”Maine has this wonderful capability to combine both student centered and research to advance the opportunities for Maine citizens as well as to be able to improve the regional development of Maine,” Ferguson said.Ferguson will also be touring the campus on Thursday.U.Maine’s current president, Robert Kennedy, is expected to step down from the presidential post some time in June.