University of Maine System

In 2018, the University of Maine System (UMS) and its member institutions of higher education established the Maine Cybersecurity Center (MCC) as the designated Center for Cyber Education. Dr. Henry Felch, DCS, Associate Professor of Cybersecurity and Computer Information Systems at the University of Maine at Augusta, is the Director of the MCC and the Cyber Program Chair.

The Maine Cybersecurity Center is a virtual organization responsible for providing support and resources to any institution within the University of Maine System that adopts the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity core academic program. The goal is to provide the State of Maine with a trained cybersecurity workforce.

For more information:

MCC Director & Cyber Program Chair
Henry Felch, DCS
University of Maine at Augusta
257 Randall Student Center
(207) 621-3371 office

Assistant to the Director
Michele Weymouth
University of Maine at Augusta
249 Randall Student Center
(207) 621-3006 office


Each institution within the University of Maine System are welcome to become part of the initiative. 

Institutions would appoint a cybersecurity faculty member as coordinator/lead/chair, and would represent the institution on the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will work with the MCC Director to expand the academic program and solve any issues that might arise. The steering committee will meet at least once a semester during the academic year.

Steering Committee members are as follows:

Dr. Henry Felch, CHAIR
Dr. Betina Tagle, UMA
Dr. Raymond Albert, UMFK
Dr. Jason Johnson, UMPI
Dr. Carl Blue, USM
Dr. Sepideh Ghanavati, UMaine-Orono

Each Program Coordinator will be responsible for managing the program by maintaining a course transferability matrix, course mapping for the CAE‐CDE certification, and providing support for the academic program and all associated cybersecurity lab environments.

Each institution will have a Center for Cyber Education, to include a Board of Advisors. The board will consist of representatives from the university, as well as private businesses, federal, state and local government, and other academic institutions. The committee will elect a chairperson and the board will determine a meeting schedule that will include at least quarterly meetings. The board will provide input and guidance to the cybersecurity program.

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