Jose Cordero, III has been appointed the new assistant director for student and academic services at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center.
Cordero has a unique and personal perspective on higher education in the midcoast Maine region. He graduated from Rockland District High School, now Oceanside East, and received bachelor’s and Master of Education in Higher Education degrees from the University of Maine.
In his role as assistant director, Cordero will oversee all student support services at the Hutchinson Center, including academic advising, admissions, financial aid, academic accommodations, degree completion and career counseling. He will also play an integral role in connecting Hutchinson Center students and staff with the greater Umaine community and the University of Maine System by advocating for new and continuing student services, programs and resources.
“I am thrilled to have Jose as part of the leadership team at the Hutchinson Center,” said Patricia Libby, Hutchinson Center Director. “His strong roots in the midcoast community, commitment to the University of Maine mission, and diverse experience in higher education will support the mission and vision of the Hutchinson Center.”
“Having been raised by a teacher and educated in the midcoast area, I know there are amazing educational opportunities available that can inspire students to become leaders here in Maine and beyond,” Cordero said. “I am always eager to help students here realize their potential in college.”
Cordero brings 16 years of professional experience in higher education. He has worked in UMaine admissions,student life, multicultural affairs, academic advising and, most recently, three years in admissions at the University of California, Berkeley, in charge of Silicon Valley and New England recruitment and retention efforts.
Cordero is a member of the Belfast Rotary and has served on the Belfast Chamber of Commerce. He currently resides in Owls Head.
Cordero is available, by appointment, Monday through Friday, 338.8000; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hutchinson Center is a UMaine outreach center in Belfast, Maine, serving as an educational and cultural hub for the midcoast community. The mission of the Hutchinson Center is to broaden access to University of Maine academic and nondegree programs and services, lifelong learning opportunities, and professional and career development experiences using innovative approaches that increase synergy among University of Maine System entities, University of Maine departments and divisions, and that engage a wider Maine community.