This Mission Excellence website is a central repository for documents and resources related to the University of Maine System’s transformational change efforts.

In May 2016 the Board of Trustees adopted a set of four primary outcomes to guide the work of strategic resource investment and allocation planning for the next five years.

Board of Trustees Primary Outcomes

  • Increase enrollment
  • Improve student success and completion
  • Enhance UMS fiscal positioning
  • Support Maine through research and economic development

In addition, the Board identified two Secondary Outcomes to supplement this work:

  • Relevant academic programming
  • University workforce engagement


The Board therefore now declares a number of strategic priorities necessary to meet the Outcomes and provide UMS leadership with sufficient direction and authority to address these critical State needs in service to the people, communities, and businesses of Maine.

The Vision for the University of Maine System

“The University of Maine System is an integrated system of distinct campuses, centers, and other facilities operating in concert to provide high-quality educational undergraduate and graduate opportunities that are accessible, affordable, and relevant to the needs of Maine students, businesses, and communities. It drives economic development by conducting world-class research, commercializing valuable ideas, and partnering successfully with businesses and industries throughout Maine and beyond. It is the state’s most engaged and responsive institution working on behalf of all Maine citizens, communities, and institutions. It is Maine’s most important public asset.”

– Excerpt from BOT Strategic Outcomes Document

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