UMF announces administrative appointments

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FARMINGTON – University of Maine at Farmington President Theodora J. Kalikow is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Ryan Low, formerly Maine’s commissioner of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, as the University’s new interim vice president of administration; and Roberto Noya, a leader in higher education with 30 years of experience, as the university’s new vice president for enrollment management and marketing.


Ryan Low

Kalikow welcomes both Low and Noya to the University community. “We are tremendously pleased that Ryan and Roberto have joined us at UMF,” said Kalikow. “They each bring a high level of professional expertise and exceptional leadership skills that will help guide UMF as it continues in its unwavering commitment to educational excellence and student success.”


Roberto Noya

Low comes to UMF from an impressive career in public service. Appointed finance commissioner by Maine Governor Baldacci in 2008, he has served in multiple positions of authority with Maine state government since shortly after he graduated from UMF in 1997. Included among these positions are deputy chief of staff with the Office of the Governor, chief of staff with several offices of the Maine Legislature and progressively prominent positions with the Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services.

At UMF, Low is responsible for all University budgetary matters and business affairs. He is a major advisor to the president, serves as chief planning officer and provides financial and management data to help in operational success of the institution. His two-year appointment with UMF was recently approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. Low succeeds former UMF Vice President of Administration Bill Geller, who retired recently after 33 years of service to the University.

Low earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from University of Maine at Farmington.

Noya brings over 30 years of experience in teaching and higher education administration to the new enrollment management position at UMF. He has held similar positions at other colleges on the east coast, including Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, and Goucher College in Maryland. He has also served in admissions leadership positions at Princeton University, Harvard University and New College of Florida, among others. He began his career at Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, a Jesuit high school in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, where he served as a teacher and administrator and contributed to curriculum development.

An experienced leader in fields central to enrollment management, Noya directs UMF’s strategic enrollment management and marketing activities. His position provides oversight and leadership to all enrollment management functions, including the areas of admissions, financial aid and marketing with additional affiliated responsibilities in the areas of institutional research and retention.

Noya earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from New York University and a master’s in education from Harvard University.

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