BANGOR – University of Maine System Trustee Marjorie Medd of Norway recently represented the Western Maine region at a ceremony designating the University of Maine System meeting room as the Justice Paul L. Rudman Conference Room. The dedication occurred at the system’s downtown Bangor operation’s center, located at 16 Central St. in the former W.T. Grant Building.

The trustees chose to name the room after Rudman in light of the decades of civic leadership that he and his family have given to the Bangor region, especially the downtown community.

He and his family symbolize what is seen as the role of the UMS in the region and state: to promote the educational, cultural, social and economic well being of Maine and its people. For the first time, the university system has a permanent and fully functional place for the board and it constituents to meet and conduct business.

Established in 1968, the University of Maine System consists of seven universities and 11 outreach centers located across the state. It has 34,000 students and nearly 8,000 full-time and part-time faculty and staff.

There are two primary functions: system-wide policy-making and leadership, as performed by the chancellor and trustees; and system-wide central services, which includes management and services related to human resources, finance and budget, physical plant, technology and telecommunications and other key statewide functions.

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