106-member board to shape UMaine System business, law center

PORTLAND, Maine — The University of Maine System this week identified more than 100 Maine business, legal and public service leaders to help create a graduate learning center that brings together business and law programs under one roof.

The system released on Thursday a list of 106 professionals who will form the advisory board of the Maine Center for Graduate Professional Studies. The center aims to unite the graduate business programs at the system’s campuses in Orono and Portland, the University of Maine School of Law, and potentially the Muskie School of Public Service.

Part of the goal of the center is to build closer ties with the business community and meet the needs of Maine employers and create a program that is more attractive to potential students, system officials have said.

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