Dr. Susan Hunter

Dr. Susan J. Hunter became president of the University of Maine on July 7, 2014. Prior to starting her appointment as UMaine’s first woman president, President Hunter served as vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University of Maine System. She began her full-time career at the University of Maine in 1991 as a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences. At UMaine, her administrative positions included chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, associate provost, and dean for undergraduate education and five years as the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. Her research was supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. She received a Ph.D. in physiology from Pennsylvania State University.