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Dannel P. Malloy Chancellor, University of Maine System

A former prosecutor, lawyer, Mayor, and two-term Governor of Connecticut, Chancellor Dannel P. Malloy brings 22 years of public service leadership to the University of Maine System.

Chancellor Malloy is leading the University of Maine System’s effort to unify Maine’s public universities in collaborative service to the students and people of Maine through the innovation of a first-in-the-nation state-wide unified accreditation from the New England Commission on Higher Education. With unified accreditation, the universities that make up the University of Maine System are now evaluated together based on how well they share state resources and academic programs in meeting accreditation standards for institutional quality and higher education effectiveness.

Under Chancellor Malloy’s leadership the University of Maine System is also in the midst of one of the nation’s safest returns to in-person class and work as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues. Chancellor Malloy led the development of a safe reopening framework for all higher education institutions in Maine this spring, and has overseen the Together for Maine initiative that safely returned students to university campuses and classes this fall, managing a COVID testing positivity and prevalence rate so far of only one-tenth of one percent, with nearly half of all students having at least one in-person class experience and the System’s residence halls at roughly 70 percent capacity. And in a display of confidence in the System’s Together for Maine plan, fall enrollment bucked national trends, remaining stable compared to pre-pandemic levels.


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