FORT KENT — The three finalists to become the next president of the University of Maine at Fort Kent are beginning their visits to campus to meet with students, faculty, staff and community members.

Wilson Hess, president emeritus of the College of the Marshall Islands, will be on campus from Monday through Wednesday.

He will be followed by John LaBrie, a senior fellow at Northeastern University, who will visit from Wednesday through Friday.

Philip Conroy, a vice president at Mount Ida College, will be on campus from next Sunday though the following Tuesday.

The new president will be appointed next month and assume the job in July. Richard Cost, who has been the UMFK president since 2002, announced his retirement in August.