ORONO — The University of Maine System says Susan Hunter will remain president of the flagship campus in Orono through at least the summer 2018.

System Chancellor James Page says the system has extended Hunter’s appointment through June 30 of that year. Hunter became the first woman to serve as UMaine’s president in July 2014, when she took a two-year appointment.

Hunter agreed one year ago that she would remain on the job through June 30, 2017.

She became a full-time faculty member at UMaine in 1991 in the Department of Biological Sciences. She has held numerous positions since, including executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.

Hunter is paid $250,000 per year.

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