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Portrait of Bill Beardsley

Bill Beardsley, Deputy Commissioner

Bill Beardsley is Deputy Commissioner of the Maine Department of Education, having previously served as Commissioner for the Maine Department of Conservation.

Beardsley served as President and CEO of Husson University for 22 years and also served and chaired numerous boards including the Maine Development Foundation, Finance Authority of Maine, Maine Higher Education Council, Maine Independent College Association, Maine Development Foundation, and most recently Bill served on the Maine State Board of Education and on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Council.

Bill earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Earlham College in Indiana and his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University and completed the Harvard Institute for Educational Management Program.


Bill Beardsley, Deputy Commissioner
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333