Faculty senate at another UMaine campus issue no-confidence vote for chancellor

Instructors and others at Maine universities are upset by recent layoffs and a trio of presidents leaving.
By: | May 19, 2022

Faculty at the University of Maine Farmington cast the third vote of no confidence in UMaine System Chancellor Dannel Malloy on Wednesday, joining colleagues at the University of Maine at Augusta and the University of Southern Maine, who cast no-confidence votes in the system leader last week.

The vote at UMF came on the heels of the layoffs of nine professors. The school is losing 18 professors in total because nine others have accepted early retirement packages.

The resolution from UMF’s faculty senate cited the cuts in Farmington, driven by budget shortfalls and a shrinking enrollment. It also cited a development that spurred the no-confidence votes at the Augusta and southern Maine campuses — the university system’s handling of a recent search for the new leader of University of Maine at Augusta.

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