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President's Office

Welcome to the University of New England!

If this is your first visit to our website, come explore the University in depth. While there is no substitute for visiting our two campuses in person, you can get a fair idea of what UNE is about by spending some quality time here at our "virtual campuses." 

Be sure to check out our campus photo tours, which capture the beauty of our campus by the ocean in Biddeford, Maine and our historic, suburban campus in Portland, Maine.

20110727_DanielRipich1The University of New England is an exciting, growing and dynamic institution of higher education.
We have flagship degree programs in the health and life sciences, and the only medical school in Maine. We also offer strong degree programs in social sciences, management, education and the liberal arts.

The University has  been ranked one of the best regional universities in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report, and our College of Osteopathic Medicine has been recognized for educational excellence in primary care, geriatrics and osteopathic manipulative medicine.

The character of the University is best reflected by the kinds of students we attract. UNE students are idealistic, compassionate, physically active and hardworking. These traits serve them well as they go on to become well-educated health care professionals, osteopathic physicians, marine and environmental scientists, social workers, teachers, business managers and other highly-valued professionals.

As you can see from our website, UNE offers our students a unique blend of academic rigor, a lively social life, and diverse recreational opportunities on two distinctive, attractive campuses.

Again, thank you for your interest in the University of New England. We hope that what you see here piques your interest and leads you to further exploration.

If you live in the Northeast, or are planning a trip this way, we encourage you to visit us in person. Every season in Maine has its distinctive charm and beauty. 

If you have any questions about UNE, or would like more information, please contact our Admissions Office. Our professional staff look forward to talking with you.

Sincerely,

President Ripich Signature

Danielle N. Ripich, Ph. D, President

President's Report

2012 President's Report

Five years into UNE's 10-year strategic plan, The President's Report shows our progress to date - where we’ve excelled and where there is work to be done - as we remain dedicated to Building a Great University.

Of Interest
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Junior Achievement of Maine honored President Ripich as a 2013 Maine Business Hall of Fame Laureate in May 2013. Watch a Junior Achievement  video describing why she is a role model for young Mainers. Read more about the award.


President Ripich recently shared her experience as an entrepreneur with the Babson Entrepreneur Experience Lab. Read more and watch the videos.


Read President Ripich's column titled "Invest in Yourself: Women in Higher Education Leadership Roles," which was printed in the American Council on Education (ACE) Women's Network newsletter.


President Ripich on Maine Ahead Cover

Maine Ahead magazine profiles and interviews President Ripich in a cover story for the May 2011 issue.Read the story