Staff Directory

Sidney Burns

Area Coordinator

Champlain and Freddy Hall

(207) 602-2795

1008 East Hall

Sidney Burns joined the University of New England staff in July of 2017 as an Area Coordinator.  Originally from New York State, Sidney went to SUNY Oneonta for her undergraduate work where she earned a degree in Earth Science. Sidney went to the University at Buffalo for her graduate work and earned a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration with a Concentration in Student Affairs.  Prior to this position, Sidney worked as a Graduate Assitant Hall Director at the University... Read More


Housing and Commuter Life

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Director, Intercultural Student Engagement

(207) 602-2461

Richard started his career at UNE in Housing and Residential/Commuter Life before assuming his current position as Director of Intercultural Student Engagement. In this role, he oversees programming and in-class learning opportunities around cultural diversity, advocates for traditionally underrepresented populations at the institution, and helps to audit policies for compliance, access, and equity. Originally from Wisconsin, Richard has grown to love southern Maine and the surrounding communities. 

Biddeford Office: Campus Center 100A
Portland Office: Proctor Hall 02A... Read More

Cherry Baker


Family Nurse Practitioner

Director Student Health Services

(207) 602-2358

Sanford F. Petts Health Center

Graduate of Simmons College Boston MA. 18 years of experience in primary care and college health.Read More


Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist

women's health

college health

Liddy Bileck


Administrative Assistant, Counseling & Disability Services

Test Proctor, Disability Services

(207) 221-4550

Ginn Hall - Lower Level
- Student Support Services

Carrie Bogue

Office Manager

(207) 602-2443

Student Academic Success Center

Born and raised in Biddeford Maine, I have been with the University since 1990.  I have worked in the Counseling Office, the  College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office, the Student Affairs Dean's Office  on the Portland Campus and in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.  I have held my current position as Office Manager in the Student Academic Success Center since 2008.  Read More

Chris Broere

Area Coordinator-Sokokis Hall

(207) 602-2797

Sokokis Residence Hall

Christopher Broere  joined the University of New England staff in July 2016 as an Area Coordinator.  Originally from Long Island New York, Chris went to Plattsburgh State University for both undergraduate and graduate work.  Graduating with a BA in History and M.S.T in Adolescent Education.  Prior to this position Chris worked as a graduate residence hall director at Plattsburgh and then as a professional director there as... Read More

Mary Lou Burgess

Mary Lou Burgess


Nurse Practitioner

(207) 602-2358

Worked at UNE for past two years serving students health care needs.  Previously, has many years experience as an RN and advanced practice nursing (APRN) in a variety of settings.Read More


Family Care

Jennifer DeBurro

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

(207) 602-2372

Decary Hall

Educated at Assumption College and Suffolk University, Jennifer has been working with undergraduate students for over 15 years.  Experience at previous institutions includes various positions in Residence Life, Student Activities and Community Volunteer Services / Service Learning. Jennifer is the National Volunteer Coordinator of NASPA, an organization of student affairs professionals in higher education, and is the past Co-Director of the Maine Association of Student Personnel Admininstrators.Read More

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Eric Drown


Developmental Writing Supervisor

(207) 602-2584

Student Academic Success Center, Rm. 4

Once a first-generation college student, Dr. Eric Drown coaches college students in reading and writing. He is especially interested in helping students navigate the transition from high school to college.  Eric has published on pulp and classic science fiction in femspec, Endeavour, and Letterature d'America. He presents research on ePortfolios, the role of writing support in first-year writing, and writing fellows. He is the author of Writing College Research Papers. A long-suffering fan of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Eric nevertheless holds out hope that next year is... Read More


Reading and Writing Support

Learning Strategies

Transition to College

First Generation

American studies

New Media

Writing Placement

Brenda Edmands

Coordinator, SASC Portland Campus

(207) 221-4358

Proctor Hall

I greatly enjoy working with students of all levels to develop their writing and learning skills. Good thing, since I've been doing it both in classrooms and learning centers for more than twenty years!  Before joining the UNE academic support team in 2011, I taught composition, creative writing and literature courses at Colorado State University and the University of Southern Maine and tutored students (and sometimes fellow faculty) in writing. Here at UNE, I work to ensure that the... Read More


Academic support services

Writing Pedagogy

Freelance Writing

Classroom Management

Copy Editing and Proofreading

Promotions and Marketing

Mary Fraser

Director, Student Academic Success Center

(207) 602-2561

Student Academic Success Center


Academic support services

program development

academic advising


Career Services Advisor, College of Arts & Sciences

(207) 602-2817

Decary Hall

Donna Gaspar Jarvis is the newest addition to the UNE Office of Career Services, having served for nine years as the Director of Multicultural Affairs (now Intercultural Student Engagement) at the University of New England.  She hold a MS in Adult Education with a practicum focus on college/career services with the Higher Education Resources Outreach services at Maine Education Services. She has also helped support career development and economic integration opportunities for new immigrant... Read More