UMS Statement on Governor Mills’ FY22-23 Supplemental Budget

ORONO – University of Maine System Chancellor Dannel Malloy offered the following statement following the release of Governor Mills’ FY22-23 supplemental budget, which proposes additional operations funding:

“I want to thank Governor Mills for recognizing our System’s very real need for additional investment and the tremendous return we provide on it in the form of talent development and innovation,” said Chancellor Malloy. “Consistent with the bipartisan recommendation of the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, this level of supplemental funding will keep high-impact education, research and public service, and workforce training within reach for all Mainers.”

The supplemental budget proposal also includes $1.5 million annually for the University of Maine School of Law, led by Dean Leigh Saufley.

“This new appropriation for Maine’s only law school will help support Maine Law’s transition to a new home, with expanded enrollment and scholarship support, as the University of Maine System makes plans for the law school’s future role in the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center,” Chancellor Malloy stated. “When coupled with historic private investment, including from the Harold Alfond Foundation, Maine Law will be repositioned as a vibrant strategic asset to move Maine commerce forward.”