University of Maine at Augusta President Allyson Handley will be leaving her post at the beginning of September to take a job as executive director of the Sanford Education Center at National University in San Diego, California, the university announced Monday.
Handley, 67, has served as president of UMA since 2008. She previously served as senior policy advisor for postsecondary economic development initiatives in Kentucky, president of Cogswell College in California and president of Midway College in Kentucky, according to UMA’s website.
No interim president had been named Monday. Interim and search decisions will be made by University of Maine System Chancellor James Page, according to UMA director of external relations Robert Stein.