Bob Stein | Director | Higher Education

Bob Stein – director of education, has over 30 years’ experience in the marketing and communications field, including 14 years leading the marketing and communications efforts at two public universities.

During his ten years at the University of Maine at Augusta and then four subsequent years at the University of Southern Maine, Bob played a leading role in institutional strategic planning, oversaw media relations, advertising and social media, served as university spokesperson, navigated the universities through an array of crises, led or supported advancement efforts, and organized major events, including commencement.

Bob arrived at both public universities at times of financial crisis and declining enrollments, and successfully led turnarounds that translated to enrollment increases every year of traditional age and adult learners, as well as significant increases in university giving.

In addition to his higher ed experience, Bob has also served as a Public Relations Specialist and Copywriter at an advertising agency, as a Communications Director for a congressman, and as a VP for Marketing and Communications at the United Way of Greater Portland, where he honed his advancement and development skills before bringing them to higher ed.