University of Maine System (UMS) Chancellor Dannel Malloy will begin his Spring 2022 campus tours on Wednesday, March 30 at the University of Maine School of Law (Maine Law).
The chancellor visits all System universities and Maine Law every semester, and joins their respective leaders on tours and meetings with students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders. This semester, the chancellor’s visits will focus on gathering input for the System’s first five-year strategic plan in more than a decade. He will host listening sessions about the plan with university presidents, faculty, staff, students, UMS staff who serve on the System’s Strategic Plan Working Group, and members of Huron Consulting Group, the firm retained to help UMS develop the plan.
During the campus tour at Maine Law, the chancellor, Dean Leigh Saufley, UMS personnel and members of Huron Consulting will meet with law school leaders, students, faculty and staff throughout the afternoon and host an open forum from 4–4:45 p.m.
“This comprehensive and System-wide strategic planning effort will ensure the effective coordination and assessment of strategic activities that fulfill our tripartite mission to benefit all UMS students and the state of Maine,” Malloy said. “The questions, experiences and thoughts of our students, faculty, staff, campus leaders, and external stakeholders are all crucial for helping us create a five-year vision that leverages the advantages of Unified Accreditation to achieve a fiscally sustainable institution, and maintain the quality and impact for which our universities are known. I’m excited to begin my Spring 2022 Campus Tour at Maine Law to meet with its wonderful students, faculty and staff.”
“With the support of chancellor Malloy and the Board of Trustees, Maine Law is undergoing many positive changes at the moment, from our imminent relocation to the many initiatives that are responsive to our times, including Maine’s signature privacy and environmental programs and our clinics that support the public interests of Mainers,” Maine Law Dean Leigh Saufley said. “We are pleased to welcome the chancellor, who is a regular visitor to the Law School, along with the team of System leaders and strategic planners.”
In July 2021, the UMS Board of Trustees charged the chancellor with submitting a strategic plan for the System with a vision that is financially sustainable and has clear priorities, measurable outcomes and strategies to achieve the outcomes. Learn more about the strategic plan on the System website.
Additional visits for the 2022 Campus Tour also include:
- University of Maine at Farmington, Wednesday, April 6
- University of Maine, Tuesday, April 12
- University of Southern Maine, Thursday, April 14
- University of Maine at Augusta, Wednesday, April 20
- University of Maine at Machias, Monday, April 25
- University of Maine at Fort Kent, Tuesday, April 26
- University of Maine at Presque Isle, Wednesday, April 27
Additional information about these visits will be released closer to their respective dates.
About the University of Maine System
Established in 1968, the University of Maine System (UMS) unites seven Maine’s distinctive public universities, comprising 10 campuses and numerous centers, in the common purpose of providing quality higher education while delivering on its traditional tripartite mission of teaching, research, and public service.
In 2020 UMS became the first and only statewide enterprise of public higher education in the country to transition to a unified accreditation for the system. Much different than a merger or consolidation, unified accreditation is a new operating model for the University of Maine System that removes the primary barrier to inter-institutional collaboration.
A comprehensive public institution of higher education, UMS serves more than 30,000 students annually and is supported by the efforts of more than 2,000 full-time and part-time faculty, more than 3,000 regular full-time and part-time staff, and a complement of part-time temporary (adjunct) faculty.
Reaching more than 500,000 people annually through educational and cultural offerings, the University of Maine System also benefits from more than two-thirds of its alumni population residing within the state; more than 123,000 individuals.
The System consists of seven main campuses: The University of Maine (UMaine), including its regional campus the University of Maine at Machias (UMM); the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA); the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF); the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK), the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI); and the University of Southern Maine (USM). The System also includes a UMA campus in Bangor, USM campuses in Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn, the University of Maine School of Law, and the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center.