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President’s message to slumping colleges: Change what you’re doing. In an interview with University Business, Unity College’s Melik Peter Khoury says there is more than one way to educate. 7/16/21

Maine Biz
Dr. Khoury updates the changes the college is going through and how it has overcome many challenges along the way, including the pandemic.

Mindmaxing Higher Ed
Dr. Khoury expects to see significant changes in higher education post-pandemic in the form of more closures, more mergers, and more overall transformations. “We at Unity College are trying to transform our model to be one that does not talk about innovation, but one that innovates, to design pedagogy and curriculum and pricing specifically for each different type of student, instead of a one-size-fits-all.”
Higher Ed Social
Dr. Khoury discusses his big ambitions and vision for the future of Unity College.
Education Empowered
Dr. Khoury updates the changes the college is going through and how it has overcome many challenges along the way, including the pandemic. Dr. Khoury shares how Unity is completely redefining what it means to be a student and what they are doing to improve the student experience in today’s changing world. He also discusses affordability and accessibility and where his personal passion for education originates.
Dr. Melik Peter Khoury
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Unity College made a big investment several years ago in technology and virtual learning. That decision before the pandemic has kept it from being “a casualty of war.”
Unity College president discusses innovation, leadership in chamber talk Melik Peter Khoury discusses his experiences, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, with an audience in Waterville.
Maine Calling
Dr. Khoury is a guest speaker on Maine Calling: Maine College Presidents
on Reopening Colleges & Universities: How Are Maine’s Higher Education Institutions Planning to Return?
The Future of Higher Ed
Dr. Khoury joins a speaker panel discussion at the virtual CALEM conference in 2021.

May Commencement 2021
“Today you go and take the experiences that you’ve had, the hardships, the frustrations, the successes, and you turn that into a movement of positivity. If you can survive and graduate through this, then there is nothing you cannot do – and that by definition is a Unity College graduate.”
Commencement Remarks 2019
These commencement remarks were given May 11, 2019 at Unity College by Unity College President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury.
Enrollment Growth University Podcast
Dr. Melik Khoury joined the Enrollment Growth University podcast to talk about a creative solution for staffing faculty and staff who are specifically excited to teach online courses.
Dr. Khoury gives the Sky Lodge Dedication Speech
Unity College President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury delivers the dedication speech at the ribbon cutting for Unity College: Sky Lodge. September 2018.
Unity College Commencement 2018
Jeff Corwin gave the address at Unity College’s Commencement in May 2018.
Unity College staff on a visit to Unity College: Sky Lodge
On Tuesday, March 27, faculty and staff traveled to The Moose River Valley for their first look at Unity College: Sky Lodge.
Public Safety and Crisis Management Institute 2018
Unity College held its first ever Public Safety and Crisis Management Institute, bringing together professionals from Maine and all over the country to discuss how to best prepare for emergencies. June 2018.
Innovation in Higher Education – A Case Study: Unity College
The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. September 2017.
The Sustainable Enterprise Model
The Washington Post featured the McKay Farm as a positive example of how institutions can increase revenue while providing educational experiences for its students.
A Case for Change in Higher Education
Unity College is committed to educating, not just credentialing, the next generation of sustainability leaders. Unity College President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury reflects on the state of higher education, student success, and shaping the future through education. Sept. 2017.
May Commencement 2017
Commencement remarks and introduction of Commencement Speaker Jimmy Chin. May 2017.
50 Mainers Leading by Example
Dr. Khoury was chosen as one of 50 Mainers Leading by Example in Maine Magazine, June 2017.
Love Maine Radio : Unity – Education, Search & Rescue
Love Maine Radio – For more than half a century, Unity College has provided a high quality, innovative yet practical education to students in the field of environmental sustainability. Love Maine Radio interviews Unity College President, Dr. Melik Peter Khoury, and with Professor Mick Womersley, faculty advisor to the Unity College Search and Rescue Team. – March 17, 2017
Dr. Khoury at TideSmart Talk
TideSmart Talk host Steve Woods speaks with Unity College President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury for an update about America’s Environmental College. September 17, 2016
Katahdin Woods and Waters : Dr. Khoury introduces Lucas St. Clair
Lucas St. Clair, who led the successful campaign to have more than 87,000 acres declared a national monument in northern Maine, spoke at the annual Maine Woods Forever roundtable at Unity College. Unity College President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury gave the introductory remarks. September 16, 2016.
Unity College’s new president sees innovative future for America’s sustainable school
Portland Press Herald – Dr. Melik Peter Khoury, Unity College President, looks to open up access to Unity through online programs. Sept. 11, 2016
Convocation 2016
Dr. Melik Peter Khoury, President of Unity College, welcomes and challenges new students during the Unity College Convocation address on August 27, 2016. This event was recorded live on Facebook, where the entire ceremony can viewed.
Unity College braces to hit all-time enrollment high
Portland Press Herald – Maine’s largest newspaper highlights recent Unity College successes. Cites President Khoury and Chief Student Success Officer Cunningham on the balance between sustainable growth and increased support for students. Aug. 11, 2016.
On Partnerships
Dr. Melik Peter Khoury, President of Unity College, speaks about the importance of partnerships and the roles of education, government, and industry at Power Dialog. April 6, 2016.
Growing Unity College bulks up employee ranks
Bangor Daily News  – Piece celebrates new hires and features short profiles of new faculty and staff. July 28, 2016.
On Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Melik Peter Khoury on diversity and inclusion at Power Dialog 2016. April 6, 2016.
An Interview with President Khoury
WTOS- FM Maine View: Aug. 20-21 –  Dr. Khoury outlines Unity College’s place in sustainability and the future of higher education. Aired on 14 Blueberry Broadcasting stations over the weekend of August 20-21, 2016.
President Khoury Hosts Power Dialog on the Future of Maine Energy
WABI-TV (Bangor) – President Khoury leads a discussion with Gov. Paul LePage and a panel of specialists regarding Maine’s energy future during Power Dialog at the University of Maine Orono. April 6, 2016.
Unity College names new president
Bangor Daily News – Reactions from Board of Trustees Chair John Newlin, Student Government President Gunnar Norback, and President Khoury himself. Aug. 13, 2016.
Unity College at Power Dialog
“Power Dialog: Maine’s Energy Future” engaged students, faculty, and staff at high schools, colleges, and universities throughout Maine in a weeklong discussion with state officials about Maine’s energy and climate policy.
Divestment : you can avoid fossil fuel and make money
Fosters Daily Democrat (NH) – Story outlines how Unity College’s divestment played a key role in creating a new class of fossil fuel portfolio for Spinnaker Trust investment advisers. May 28, 2016.
On “Wicked Problems”
Dr. Melik Peter Khoury on Sustainability Science and “Wicked Problems” at Power Dialog 2016. April 6, 2016.
On sustainability
Dr. Melik Peter Khoury on Sustainability Science and education at Power Dialog 2016. April 6, 2016.
Leadership conference set for Unity College
Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel – Unity College President-elect Melik Peter Khoury delivered a keynote address at the PeaceJam student youth leadership conference outlining his personal experiences with bystander intervention and offering tactics and responsibilities for students and educators. “Unity College is dedicated to an atmosphere of inclusivity, diversity, free speech, and tolerance for all racial, ethnic, political, and intellectual beliefs and lifestyles. That’s why we’re delighted to host this event, to provide a forum where the highest ideals of the maintenance and renewal of civilization can take root and flourish in our next generation of environmental leaders,” Khoury said. Oct. 6, 2015
Student-led ‘World Cafe’ initiates conversation about diversity at Unity College
Unity in the News – President Khoury delivered the keynote speech at a student-led World Cafe event to discuss the local, national, and global dimensions of diversity from student perspectives. The event was designed by students to allow students, staff, and faculty a forum to share alternative points of view regarding diversity. During the keynote, Dr. Khoury shared his own experiences as a first-generation American and gave the audience a first-person perspective of how diversity helps organizations succeed. May 23, 2016.
Unity College Commencement 2016
Video of 2016 Commencement at Unity College, America’s Environmental College.

Unity College to use $40K grant to improve its heating efficiency

MaineBiz – More good news out of McKay Farm and the Development Office. The piece cites the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “Maine is a rare state in that the number of farmers aged 34 and younger grew nearly 40% from 2007 to 2012 in the latest census.” Chief Fundraising Officer Hutchinson is quoted. Aug. 11, 2016.

Closing Remarks at Unity College 50th Celebration

Dr. Melik Peter Khoury, EVP, makes his closing remarks of the 50th Year Celebration at Unity College on July 25, 2015.
North Woods monument effort leader to speak at Unity College
Kennebec Journal (Augusta, ME) – On the day it was signed into law, President Khoury invites the public to Unity College to attend talk by Lucas St. Clair, the campaigner who won approval for the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument at the Maine Woods Forever meeting on September 16. Aug. 26, 2016

Unity House repurposed as academic space

WABI 5 (Bangor TV) – President Khoury, Chief Sustainability Officer DeHart, and Senior RA Georgia Male are featured in local news video. July 19, 2016.