Unity College Achievements (2012-2018)
Increase in Fall Headcount
Increase in Operating Revenues
Increase in Square Footage
Increase in Number of Employees
Dear Unity College Colleagues,
As the fall semester comes to a close once again and I sit back and take a breath, it’s hard to believe we are arriving at the end of 2019. We are all working to finish up the last little tasks to bring our academic terms to a satisfying close for students and ourselves alike. That final blog post, final grade computation and lingering emails will be a thing of the past in few short days. We will be focusing on warmly greeting family and friends for celebrations of year-long journeys and accomplishments. Reconnecting with those we love, sharing special meals and traditions we cherish and hold dear. We contemplate what this year has held for us and we dream of what new adventures are waiting in the next. It is a special time of year full of magic and hope.
I am eternally grateful for the opportunities afforded me in leading this very special college through this amazing year. Oh the things we have accomplished, oh the trials we have overcome! We launched the testbed for TERRAIN after 3 years of research, conversation and intense development work. We received the additional gift of a beautiful log cabin residence at Sky Lodge. We developed and launched a new wildly unique strategic plan that is already supporting our Enterprise buildout.
Distance Education has been growing exponentially, in turn creating the need to expand and relocate to Pineland Farms. Our new Vice President of Flagship, Zach Falcon has joined the leadership team further developing Leadership in Abundance. Unity College faculties have engaged in world-class research, been recognized for outstanding teaching and student engagement and have continued to develop new programs and credentials responding to market demands; staff continue to go above and beyond in service to our mission and students. Along with our Trustees, we are continuing to lead the nation in innovative governance and fearless pursuit of a new, responsive model of education.
Seven years ago, as I first arrived on this campus, I imagined the possibilities for this unique place nestled in the heart of Maine. Not everything I imagined for Unity back then has happened, but Unity College has continued to happily surprise me, challenge me and surpass my imagination.
Unexpected moments provide me and Unity College opportunities to engage, strengthen and grow our community together while we work toward a new vision serving learners here and across the globe. I am proud of my role with Unity and I am proud of what we have accomplished together. As I embark on my next seven years leading Unity College, I promise you I will continue to be bold, deeply committed and unrelenting in my pursuit of our mission and our persistence to serve that mission under the new model driven to provide, access, affordability and flexibility for students from all walks of life.
I wish you a restful and rejuvenating break. Enjoy and cherish the magical moments with friends and family.
Dr. Melik Peter Khoury
Our Mission Through the framework of sustainability science, Unity College provides a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Through experiential and collaborative learning, our graduates emerge as responsible citizens, environmental stewards, and visionary leaders.