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Castine, Maine—The Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees held their annual meeting on Friday, August 8, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in the Holmes Alumni Heritage Room, located at the Harold Alfond Student Center on the campus in Castine.
The principal action item for the Board was to elect officers, which were offered via resolution by the Nominating Committee. The following officers were nominated to serve in their capacities for another one-year term: Captain Robert J. Peacock, II of Eastport, Maine as chair; Robert Somerville of Fort Lauderdale, Florida as Vice Chair; and John F. “Dugan” Shipway of Bath, Maine as Treasurer. Rhonda Varney of Bucksport was elected Board Secretary.
The Board approved a strategic plan that will be reviewed on a regular basis by the Governance Committee and incorporated into the annual budget cycle. President of the college, Dr. William J. Brennan, reported to the Board of Trustees that Maine Maritime Academy was ranked the #1 Best Public College, #4 College That Adds the Most Value, and #12 overall on MONEY’s list of Best Colleges, released in the magazine’s August issue.
Standing Committees of the Board of Trustees met throughout the day on Thursday, August 7, 2014, to discuss Committee business and reports.
Orientation for the Class of 2018 has begun and the 2014-15 academic year begins officially on Monday, September 1. The next MMA Board of Trustees meeting will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.