She worked in the University of Maine system for 28 years. She most recently served as Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. Her term begins July 7th but comes amidst financial tension, after almost $10,000,000 was cut from the fiscal budget and 157 full time jobs this year.
Hunter will use the Blue Sky Plan created in 2011 which will connect the University to Maine's most pending needs and establish financial sustainability to draw students from around and the world.
She hopes to foster a better Blackbear brand, improve the student experience and regenerate pride in the University. Her two years come at the end of the five year plan.