University of Maine president to step down

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ORONO, Maine (AP) — The president of the University of Maine is planning to leave his post.

The Bangor Daily News says UMaine President Robert Kennedy is planning to announce Wednesday that he will step down as president on June 1, 2011 and take another position within the University of Maine system.

UMaine spokesman Joe Carr says plans have not been made to begin a search for Kennedy’s successor.

Kennedy arrived at the Orono campus in 2000. He later served as vice president for academic affairs and provost, which was followed by an eight-month stint as interim president. He became permanent president in 2005.

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Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangornews.com

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