Pierce Atwood Employment Practice Group Chair Jim Erwin Elected Chair of University of Maine System Board of Trustees

Pierce Atwood partner James R. Erwin has been elected Chair of UMS Board of Trustees, replacing Sam Collins of Caribou. Jim’s confirmation hearing for a second term will take place on May 30, 2017.

Consisting of 16 members, 15 of which are appointed by the governor and approved by the Maine Legislature, the Board manages the System in areas such as academic programs, faculty tenure, tuition rates and operation budgets.

Jim has been an active member of the Board of Trustees since 2012, and looks forward to this expanded role in Maine’s largest educational enterprise.