A short-term contract given to Daniel Malay, Chancellor of the University of Maine Systems, appears to have evaded system policies on how to handle expansion contracts.
Earlier this month, Maine’s board of trustees extended Malloy’s contract until mid-July, but according to Bengali Daily News, There is no system policy that provides for such short-term contracts. Board policies set out a specific, established process for contracting.
Malay was given a short-term contract extension without a board vote.
“No action has been taken by the Board of Trustees or the Chancellor’s Review Committee on this mutual agreement,” said a spokesman for the University of Maine. Bengali Daily News Last week. “The chancellor’s contract expires on June 30. This short-term solution means he will be able to continue working in his current capacity until a regular board meeting.”
The board will meet next July 11, when it is expected to decide on Mallow’s contract.
Malay has been under fire since May for his role in blocking information on a no-confidence vote in a past job leveled against Michael Lalibert, a candidate for president of the University of Maine in August. The move sparked a backlash against Malay – including a no-confidence vote – and Lalibert, who finally withdrew from his appointment in August, could still receive a potential payout of up to $ 600,000 without a day’s work.