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VP for Strategic Initiatives and Communications

(207) 221-4744

Proctor Hall

Ellen Beaulieu brings outstanding academic and administrative experience to her role as the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Communications. Dr. Beaulieu has facilitated university-level strategic planning, implementation mapping, plan communication and evaluation — all important processes for enhancing institutional effectiveness. Currently, she is leading the Communications professional staff team and coordinating systems for program and institutional innovation.

Ellen Beaulieu has served as a UNE program director and VPAA, along with other administrative and faculty roles. She is a... Read More


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Hilary Babbitt

Office Manager for Strategic Initiatives

(207) 221-4735

Proctor 305

Hilary Babbitt joined UNE in 2017 as the Office Manager for Strategic Initiatives.  She comes to us with a solid background in administrative work after managing a small laboratory in Orono for several years before relocating to Portland.  Hilary holds a BA in Semiotics with double minors in Anthropology and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto.  Read More

Jay Collier

Jay Collier

B.S., M.A.

Director of Computational and Digital Programs

(207) 956-0320

McDougall Hall

Jay Collier joined UNE in January 2016 to develop new, innovative initiatives designed to enhance computational thinking across disciplines.

Collier has been leading and promoting learning and technology initiatives for higher education, K-12, and public media organizations for over 25 years, including Project>Login at Educate Maine,  Dartmouth, MIT, and Bates College, and as a consultant to Harvard Law School and ... Read More


Innovation Research Strategist

(207) 221-4733

McDougall Hall

Holly Parker brings a broad range of experience and perspective to her work at UNE. An educator for more than 18 years, Holly has developed and delivered curriculum in traditional, experiential and digital classroom settings. Holly served for more than 12 years as a consultant for Discovery Education, creating curriculum for school systems from St. Croix, USVI, to Kenai, Alaska, helping teachers leverage digital assets, create flipped classrooms and meet state and federal standards.  An area of significant interest for Parker... Read More