News Publications

UMaine uses federal grant money to combat nursing shortage, diversify workforce
WMTW (External Site), July 13, 2021

University of Southern Maine receives $5 million for new fine arts center from Bob Crewe’s family foundation
News Center Maine (External Site), June 22, 2021

Construction on dorm, student center brings transformation to USM Portland Campus
Portland Press Herald (External Site), June 21, 2021

Cybersecurity higher education programs in Maine
News Center Maine (External Site), June 21, 2021

Big need for cybersecurity workers
News Center Maine (External Site), June 21, 2021

UMaine System: Fully Vaccinated Exempted From COVID-19 Testing
WAGM (External Site), April 30, 2021

UMaine to offer COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday for students and community members
Bangor Daily News (External Site), April 27, 2021

UMaine System sees more deposits sooner for Fall 2021
News Center Maine (External Site), April 16, 2021

UMaine System reveals plans to boost research as activity hits record heights
Mainebiz (External Site), March 3, 2021

Trustees Approve 580-bed housing project at USM, part of a 1000-bed UMS initiative
Newscenter (External Site), February 24, 2021

UMaine rolls out $110 million facilities plan for athletic competitive excellence, gender equity and inclusion
Bangor Daily News (External Site), February 17, 2021

Leigh Saufley and Joyce Gibson, two women of significant impact to join Maine Women’s Hall of Fame
University of Maine System, February 5, 2021

250 University Nursing Students to Participate in Maine Vaccination Efforts
Bangor Daily News (External Site), January 28, 2021

The University of Maine System receives the Wes Bonney Education Leadership Award 2020
December 8, 2020

Chancellor Malloy Letter to University of Maine Retirees and Frequently Asked Questions re: UMS Retiree
transition to the AON Retiree Health Exchange, October 9, 2020

Chancellor Malloy letter to Maine Legislators re: UMS Retiree Transition to the AON Retiree
Health Exchange, September 30, 2020

A historic investment in education and in Maine
Bangor Daily News, October 11, 2020

How the UMaine System’s largest gift ever came together
Bangor Daily News, October 10, 2020

$240M investing in UMaine System one of the largest ever to a public institution of higher education
Newscenter Maine, October 7, 2020

UMaine Athletics to receive $90 million from Alfond Foundation
Portland Press Herald, October 7, 2020

UMaine System reports low COVID rate among campuses
Newscenter Maine, October 5, 2020

Maine college leaders map out plan for safely reopening this fall
Mainebiz, June 5, 2020

Maine college leaders release framework for reopening this fall
Lewiston Sun Journal, June 4, 2020

UMaine System ‘resilience badge’ and USM First Responder-Essential Worker Scholarship
Mainebiz, June 2, 2020

Colleges woo students with bargain tuition rates
Inside Higher Education, June 1, 2020

Maine DOE and Universities consider potential return to school
Newscenter Maine, May 28, 2020

UMaine System to spend $2.5 million on IT upgrades
WGME-TV, May 19, 2020

Maine’s new Chancellor has made a positive impression
Bangor Daily News, November 2, 2019

Maine Graduate School of Business to Cut Tuition
Maine Public Radio, October 30, 2019

Maine Values You TV Commercial
UMS Youtube Channel, October 29, 2019

New UMS Chancellor Tours Lewiston-Auburn College
Lewiston Sun Journal, October 24, 2019

UMS Chancellor Brings Unified Accreditation Plan to Machias
Machias Valley News Observer, October 28, 2019

Fall 2019 Maine Employer Hiring Guide
Office of the Chancellor, October 15, 2019

Chancellor Malloy meets with UMF staff, students
Daily Bulldog, October 8, 2019

Maine Values You kickoff affordability announcement
WCSH TV / WLBZ, October 2, 2019


State of the University

State of the University Address 2021
Video, March 24, 2021


Chancellor Updates to the Board of Trustees

Note: Messages may be edited to protect confidential or legal information.

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of August 9, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of August 2, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of July 26, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of July 19, 2021 (PDF) 

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of July 12, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of July 5, 2021 (PDF)

Week of June 28, 2021 – No Update

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of June 21, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of June 14, 2021 (PDF) 

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of June 7, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of May 31, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of May 10, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of May 3, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of April 26, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of April 19, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of April 12, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of April 5, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of March 29, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of March 22, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of March 15, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of March 8, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of March 1, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of February 22, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of February 15, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of February 8, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of February 1, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of January 25, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of January 18, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of January 11, 2021 (PDF)

Chancellor Update to the Board – Week of January 4, 2021 (PDF)

Week of December 24 and 31, 2020 (PDF)

Week of December 14, 2020 (PDF)

Week of December 7, 2020 (PDF)

Week of November 30, 2020 (PDF)

Week of November 23, 2020 – No Weekly Update

Week of November 16, 2020 (PDF)

Week of November 9, 2020 (PDF)

Week of November 2, 2020 (PDF)

Week of October 26, 2020 (PDF)

Week of October 19, 2020 (PDF)

Week of October 12, 2020 (PDF)

Week of October 5, 2020 (PDF)

Week of September 28, 2020 (PDF)

Week of September 21, 2020 (PDF)

Week of September 14, 2020 (PDF)

Week of September 7, 2020 (PDF)

Week of August 31, 2020 (PDF)

Week of August 24, 2020 (PDF)

Week of August 17, 2020 (PDF)

Week of August 10, 2020 (PDF)

Week of August 3, 2020 (PDF)

Week of July 27, 2020 (PDF)

Week of July 20, 2020 (PDF)

Week of July 13, 2020 (PDF)

Week of July 6, 2020 (PDF)

Week of June 29 – No Weekly Update

Week of June 22, 2020 (PDF)

Week of June 15, 2020 (PDF)

Week of June 8, 2020 (PDF)

Week of June 1, 2020 (PDF)

Week of May 25, 2020 (PDF)

Week of May 18, 2020 (PDF)

Week of May 11, 2020 (PDF)

Week of May 4, 2020 (PDF)

Week of April 27, 2020 (PDF)

Week of April 20, 2020 (PDF)

Week of April 13, 2020 (PDF)

Week of April 6, 2020 (PDF)

Week of March 30, 2020 (PDF)

Week of March 23, 2020 (PDF)

Week of March 16, 2020 (PDF)

Week of March 9, 2020 (PDF)

Week of March 2, 2020 (PDF)

Week of February 24, 2020 (PDF)

Week of February 17, 2020 (PDF)

Week of February 10, 2020 (PDF)

Week of February 3, 2020 (PDF)

Week of January 27, 2020 (PDF)

Week of January 20, 2020 – No Weekly Update

Week of January 13, 2020 (PDF)

Week of January 6, 2020 (PDF)

Week of December 30, 2019 (PDF)

Week of December 23, 2019 – No Weekly Update

Week of December 16, 2019 (PDF)

Week of December 9, 2019 (PDF)

Week of December 2, 2019 (PDF)

Week of November 25, 2019 – No Weekly Update

Week of November 18, 2019 (PDF)

Week of November 11, 2019 – No Weekly Update

Week of November 4, 2019 (PDF)

Week of October 28, 2019 (PDF)

Week of October 21, 2014 (PDF)

Week of October 14, 2019 (PDF)

Week of October 7, 2019 (PDF)

Week of September 30, 2019 (PDF)

Week of September 23, 2019 (PDF)

Week of September 16, 2019 (PDF)

Week of September 9, 2019 – No Weekly Update

Week of September 2, 2019 (PDF)

Week of August 26, 2019 – No Weekly Update

Week of August 19, 2019 (PDF)

Week of August 12, 2019 (PDF)

Week of August 5, 2019 (PDF)

Week of July 29, 2019 (PDF)

Week of July 22, 2019 (PDF)

Week of July 15, 2019 (PDF)

Week of July 8, 2019 (PDF)

Week of July 1, 2019 (PDF)


Chancellor Messages to All Employees

September 10, 2021 – Public Health is Everyone’s Responsibility (External Site)

August 18, 2021 – Face Covering Requirement (External Site)

August 4, 2021 – Communal Health and Safety (External Site)

July 30, 2021 – Watching Delta Variant Closely (External Site)

July 16, 2021 – Your Choice is Clear – Fall 2021 (External Site)

June 18, 2021 – Recognizing Juneteenth as an Official American Holiday (External Site)

June 16, 2021 – Preparations for 2021 Fall Semester (External Site)

May 7, 2021 – Caps Off! (External Site)

May 6, 2021 – Administrative Holidays (External Site)

April 30, 2021 – Fully Vaccinated Exempt Testing (External Site)

April 20, 2021 – Our Work Must Go On (External Site)

April 5, 2021 – We Have No More Urgent Task (External Site)

April 2, 2021 – This is Our Shot Maine! (External Site)

March 10, 2021 – We’re Coming Back This Fall (External Site)

March 5, 2021 – Maine’s Most Vaccinated Workforce (External Site)

March 3, 2021 – A More Powerful Impact for Maine (External Site)

February 2, 2021 – Improving our COVID Testing (External Site)

January 8, 2021 – Testing: Higher Numbers, Faster (External Site)

January 7, 2021 – Our Role in Democracy (External Site)

December 22, 2020 – On Track for Spring Semester 2021 (External Site)

December 15, 2020 – A Well-Deserved Holiday Break (External Site)

December 10, 2020 – Planning for 2021 (External Site)

December 3, 2020 – Chancellor – Nursing Students (External Site)

November 13, 2020 – Still in This Together (External Site)

November 2, 2020 – Our Democracy (External Site)

October 30, 2020 – Stay Safe for Us All This Weekend (External Site)

October 7, 2020 – Betting Big on Our Future

October 6, 2020 – Investment in Our Leadership

September 14, 2020 – Continuing Together

July 1, 2020 – Returning to Campus for Fall Semester 2020

June 26, 2020 – NECHE Votes to Accredit the University of Maine System

June 19, 2020 – Celebrating Juneteenth

June 5, 2020 – An Imperative for Change

May 15, 2020 – We Have a Lot of Work Ahead of Us

May 8, 2020 – Students Come First: Deadline Extended for NECHE Survey

May 5, 2020 – Your Unified Accreditation Feedback is Important!

April 27, 2020 – Ready to Go

April 21, 2020 – We’ll Be Ready For Fall

April 3, 2020 – Our Continued Commitment to UMS Employees

March 30, 2020 – Celebrating Commencement During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 27, 2020 – An Opportunity to Serve the Citizens of Maine

March 24, 2020 – We’re All in This Together

March 19, 2020 – A Special Commitment to our Employees

March 17, 2020 – Keeping you Informed About Our Coronavirus Response

March 16, 2020 – Keeping You Informed About Our Coronavirus Response

March 12, 2020 – Keeping You Informed About Our Coronavirus Response

March 11, 2020 – Important Message from Chancellor Malloy

February 28, 2020 – We’re Making Plans to be Ready for Coronavirus

January 31, 2020 – Coronavirus: UMS Remains Informed and Prepared


Chancellor Messages to All Students

September 10, 2021 – Public Health is Everyone’s Responsibility (External Site)

August 18, 2021 – Face Covering Requirement (External Site)

August 4, 2021 – Communal Health and Safety (External Site)

July 16, 2021 – Your Choice is Clear – Fall 2021 (External Site)

May 7, 2021 – Caps Off! (External Site)

April 30, 2021 – Fully Vaccinated Exempt (External Site)

March 10, 2021 – We’re Coming Back This Fall (External Site)

December 3, 2020 – Nursing Students Update (External Site)

October 7, 2020 – I Know We Can Count On You (External Site)

September 18, 2020 – Thank You For All You Have Done (External Site)

September 14, 2020 – Continuing Together as We Started (External Site)

August 19, 2020 – Be Ready to Lead (External Site)


Chancellor Messages to the Community

September 10, 2021 – Public Health is Everyone’s Responsibility (External Site)

August 4, 2021 – Communal Health and Safety (External Site)

April 5, 2021 – We Have No More Urgent Task (External Site)