YARMOUTH — The former president of the Maine Medical Center and the University of Vermont has died.

Dr. Edward C. Andrews died Feb. 19 in Yarmouth. He was 85. Andrews was born in Rockland in January 1925, and grew up in Plainfield. He graduated from Vermont’s Middlebury College in 1946 and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1951.

Andrews spent 27 serving as a physician and administrator at the University of Vermont. He was UVM president from 1970 until 1975 when he became president of the Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he served until he retired in 1988. Andrews is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jean Lyndes Andrews, five children and 12 grandchildren.

Services are private.