In Memory: Robert L. Woodbury


Robert L. Woodbury

Bob Woodbury had been off the MHC Board for two years when he died on September 12, 2009, but he had been in close contact with many staff members during that period as an informal adviser and friend. Bob spent his life helping others, often as an educator. In Maine, as a faculty member and then President of the University of Southern Maine, founder of the Edmund Muskie Institute of Public Affairs, and Chancellor of the University of Maine System, his impact on education in the state was tremendous. He took his knowledge to the MHC Board during the first decade of this century, helping to direct the organization through a period of growth and transition. We will all remember the wisdom, kindness, and sense of humor that were always present in Bob, making any conversation with him a great discussion.

One Response to “In Memory: Robert L. Woodbury”

  • Donna Jones Says:

    I never knew Mr. Woodbury personally, but being part of the University of Southern Maine (as student and then employee) I always knew his name and knew that he had made many contributions to Maine and our community.

    Thank you Mr. Woodbury for the way you lived your life!

    Donna Jones

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