Faculty at the University of Southern Maine voted no confidence in University of Maine Systems Chancellor Daniel Malloy on Friday.
Press Herald Reported that faculty members cited the departure of the three system presidents and the lack of faculty input in key decisions. Shelton Waldrap, chairman of the faculty senate, said, “I think this vote is the final result of a lot of push that the faculty and the system have had to exploit for over a year.”
Following a vote by the Senate of the Faculty of the University of Maine in August. UMA faculty voted Wednesday night when they learned that Malay and other top university systems officials had never informed the Augusta Presidential Inquiry Committee that the person appointed in April, Michael Lalibert, had received two no-confidence votes in his previous job as state president. New York University in Delhi.
Malay issued a statement Friday night saying in part, “I am not perfect as a leader. When I made mistakes, I tried to admit them publicly. We should address these challenges with a desire to work constructively to better serve the people of Maine. I want to model these features in my own work, and I hope that the faculty at the University of Southern Maine will join me in that endeavor as we work together. We look forward to welcoming a new president on Monday who will share these values. “