FARMINGTON, ME (April 15, 2010)–Theodora J. Kalikow, University of Maine at Farmington president, announces the retirement of William W. Geller, UMF vice president for administration and longtime University administrator, as of June 30, 2010. During his better than 33-year career at UMF, Geller has also served as vice president for student affairs, assistant to the president and grant coordinator, executive director of educational services, interim provost, executive director of educational services, vice president for student and community services and interim director of admission.
“Bill has done a wonderful job for UMF no matter what his position title happened to be,” said Kalikow. “He has been a mentor to many generations of UMF students, a supportive colleague, a creative and organized thinker who helped shape UMF and a most trusted and respected advisor for me during my entire presidential term.”
During Geller’s most recent service as vice president for administration, he has led the way in mapping out a path whereby UMF can survive and thrive in years to come, despite the difficult state and national budget challenges. Through the years, he has helped shape UMS fiscal policy and worked collaboratively with his CFO colleagues. Additionally, he has been a leader on the libraries and Education Center capital campaigns and a trusted collaborator with the Town of Farmington.
That's my father-in-law! Yes, education is the family business here.