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Unity Environmental University

Announcing Our Evolution

“By evolving our name from College to University, we reflect a natural metamorphosis, a testament to the transformation and progress we’ve achieved, and a beacon of the vibrant present and future we’re creating together with students, partners, and those that benefit from our mission.”

—Dr. Melik Peter Khoury

Unity College proudly became Unity Environmental University in early 2023. This change reflects our evolution from a small, private liberal arts college to a Master’s College & University as recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

As a university, we offer numerous degree options across our associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs at multiple locations throughout Maine. Additionally, we offer micro-credentials, non-credit learning opportunities, and a variety of mission-aligned services. Our strategic plan led by the President, Board of Trustees, and the Senior Leadership team, and with support from the Maine Department of Education and the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) is focused on advancing sustainability leadership skills through education, commerce, and knowledge generation.

Following is a brief timeline of our evolution to America’s Environmental University ™.


Implementation Timeline



Unity Announces New Name,
Unity Environmental University

  • Unity released both public and internal announcements of the new name, University Environmental University.
  • We created a new logo and new iconology to reflect our, which were then updated across digital brand assets.
  • Higher education institutions and constituents responded favorably to this change.



  • The new name was integrated into all legal documentation for regulators and relevant partners, making Unity Environmental University our official name.
  • New marketing iconology and tagline were created, and the process of integrating these into brand assets across channels began.



  • Functional areas across Unity updated policies and standard operating procedures to reflect the new name and corresponding language in key documents as necessary.
  • Marketing team finalized new branding and marketing materials.



  • The new logo and other iconology to reflect the new name were rolled out across marketing channels and collateral.
  • Course templates in all LMS packages in all subsidiaries were aligned to reflect the new name.
  • Institutional documents were updated to reflect the augmented name, vision, and mission.
  • New merchandise for the Unity Store was made available for purchase.
  • Transcripts and diplomas displaying the new name were available to students.



  • As we near the completion of our name change, we continue to update signage at our facilities across all Unity campuses.
  • Q1/2023
  • Q2/2023
  • Q3/2023
  • Q4/2023
  • Q1/2024