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Dannel P. Malloy, Chancellor
Former Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy brings 22-years of public service and executive leadership to the University of Maine System.
Connecticut created 124,000 private sector jobs during the eight years of a Malloy administration that prioritized structural reforms to improve the state’s long term fiscal health.
First elected governor in 2010, Dan Malloy reduced the size of the state government workforce by 13%, reached agreements with the state bargaining unit that saves taxpayers $40 billion, built the state rainy day fund to more $2 billion, and fully funded the actuarially required state pension payment every year.
Dan Malloy is a champion of public higher education. As governor he led the effort to create the Board of Regents for Higher Education, bringing 17 community colleges and state universities into the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities. His administration grew the state apprentice program by 40% and he supported $2.3 billion in investments at the University of Connecticut to advance the state’s bioscience industry and to grow enrollment in the engineering and the STEM fields.
Dan Malloy is the former Rappaport Distinguished Visiting Professor at Boston College Law School and taught undergraduate political science for twelve semesters as an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut. He holds a B.A. in Political Science, Sociology from Boston College and is a graduate of Boston College Law School.
In 2016 Dan Malloy was honored as the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award recipient for defending the U.S. resettlement of Syrian refugees amid security concerns following the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and personally welcoming a family of Syrian refugees to New Haven, Connecticut. Other recipients include U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George H.W. Bush, and Gerald Ford.
In 1982, he married his wife, Cathy, whom he met while they were students at Boston College. They have three sons, Dannel, Ben and Sam.