Chancellor knew about new Maine-Augusta president’s no-confidence votes from former university

Faculty members at the university are upset they were not informed about issues leading to Michael Laliberte's resignation as president of SUNY-Delhi.

The newly hired president of the University of Maine at Augusta was asked to resign from another university after students and faculty took votes of no confidence in his leadership, citing concerns over his ability to manage budgets, his lack of transparency, his enablement of a “culture of disrespect and hostility” and several other issues.

Michael Laliberte stepped down as president of the State University of New York at Delhi on April 8, a day after it was publicly announced he would be the new leader of the University of Maine at Augusta.

Laliberte was hired in Maine after an almost six-month search, spearheaded by a 14-member search committee and Storbeck Search, a consulting company that helps identify candidates for roles in higher education.

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