Senator Collins Delivers Remarks at University of New England Inauguration

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Biddeford, ME - U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered remarks today at the inauguration of James D. Herbert, Ph.D., as the sixth president of the University of New England (UNE) in Biddeford. Approximately 300 people attended the event.

President Herbert previously served as executive vice provost and dean of the Graduate College at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Under his leadership, Drexel’s Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology achieved a ranking of 7th out of more than 350 programs nationwide. Senator Collins recently met with President Herbert to discuss his plans for UNE.

“As home to Maine’s only medical and dental schools, UNE plays a vital role in our State’s future, helping to keep our best and brightest students here and to attract high-achieving students from elsewhere to come to Maine to study and to stay,” said Senator Collins. “I wish President Herbert all the best in this new opportunity he has accepted, and I look forward to the University of New England’s continued contributions to meeting the challenges facing our State and our nation.”

For the third consecutive year, UNE has been recognized by Princeton Review as one of the best schools in the country. UNE College of Medicine is among the top 10 percent of medical schools in the nation where graduates obtain the residency of their choice.