The College Senate on the College of Maine at Farmington on Wednesday voted no confidence in Dannel Malloy, the chancellor of the College of Maine system, who’s dealing with a public backlash over his management.
The no-confidence vote follows related votes on the College of Maine at Augusta and the College of Southern Maine, in addition to a pupil occupation of an administrative constructing final week.
The College of Maine at Augusta forged two no-confidence votes final week, one in Malloy’s management and the opposite within the latest presidential search that resulted in Michael Laliberte’s rent. Throughout that search, Malloy and trustee Sven Bartholomew didn’t speak in confidence to the committee that Laliberte had been the topic of a no-confidence vote in his earlier job, touching off a storm of controversy.
Whereas the no-confidence votes have referenced Malloy’s lack of transparency, they’ve additionally denounced different facets of his management. At Farmington, that features the choice to chop 9 college members.
“At UMF a dedication to college students is central to every thing that we do. We train our college students to take a look at the info, to suppose critically in regards to the points, to hearken to the viewpoints of others, and to maintain an open thoughts. We search to empower them to observe their conscience and converse and act with conviction. That is the method the College Senate modeled of their almost week-long deliberations earlier than arriving at their vote of no-confidence in Chancellor Malloy. This vote was not taken frivolously,” Sarah Hardy, UMF College Senate president, stated in an emailed assertion.
Malloy, who beforehand stated he’ll work to revive confidence in his management, responded to the newest college broadside in an electronic mail to the college neighborhood on Wednesday night.
“The System will proceed to do every thing that it could to seek out new alternatives for the members of the college who had been instantly impacted by these adjustments. I do know that is onerous, and I do know that there can be those that disagree with this plan of action. I’m accountable for my choice to approve this plan, as tough as it’s, and perceive that it’s my duty to implement the imaginative and prescient and techniques set forth by the Board of Trustees even when that requires extremely onerous selections,” Malloy wrote in an electronic mail to workers. “Our focus should stay on serving our college students and sustaining a college system that’s accessible and reasonably priced.”