Welcome from President James Herbert

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the University of New England. I encourage you to spend some time exploring our website and getting to know us better. 

As you will see, UNE is a special place. On our three campuses — located on both sides of the North Atlantic — our students and faculty are driven by a deep commitment to improving the health of the world’s people, communities, and natural environment. 

Within a nurturing, challenging environment, our students engage in high-quality research and scholarship, gain hands-on experiences in their intended fields, study abroad through our industry-leading global education program, and partake in a range of other learning experiences that show them just how hungry the world is for new leaders.

Ultimately, our students gain the knowledge and skills they need to lead fulfilling lives doing work that matters. They also gain an education that translates into professional success and continues to reap measurable benefits throughout their careers. More than 94 percent of our undergraduates find a job or enter a graduate program within one year of receiving their UNE degree. And the Brookings Institution identifies UNE as the top academic institution in the state of Maine for increasing students’ earning potential.

We take pride in what we do, and pride in who we are. I am glad you’re taking some time to learn more about our community and its mission, and I hope you will consider joining us in our important work.  


James D. Herbert, Ph.D.
President of the University of New England


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Executive Assistant to the President
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Biddeford Mailing Address
Office of the President
11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, ME 04005

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Office of the President
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103

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