Charlie Slavin Research Fund Description

The Charlie Slavin Fund was established at the University of Maine Foundation in 2012 for the benefit of the University of Maine, Orono, Maine with a gift from Charlie’s wife, Nancy E. Hall, and many of Charlie’s family, friends and colleagues from across the country after his unexpected death in 2012.

Charlie started his career as a professor of mathematics at UMaine in 1984 and was known for his drive to challenge conventional teaching practices and to reach beyond his own discipline for the benefit of his students and the university. In 1997 Charlie was chosen to become the Director of the Honors Program at UMaine and after successfully transitioning the program to an Honors College in 2002, he was named Dean in 2004. During his 15 years leading Honors at UMaine, Charlie considered himself lucky to have “the best job on campus” and arrived every day with a vision to make Honors a true community of students, faculty, and staff. He went above and beyond the duties of professor and administrator, always arriving to campus early and staying late to attend events, lectures, and student presentations. Charlie worked hard to let his students, colleagues and friends know how much they meant to him, and he was committed to helping others reach their full potential. He was supportive, inquisitive, and passionate about learning, and it is in this spirit that the Charlie Slavin Fund is created.

The Dean of the Honors College shall administer the income from the fund.