Unity College Evolves into Unity Environmental University
February 27, 2023
Update Reflects New Chapter as a University with Multiple Degree Programs and Locations throughout the State of Maine
NEW GLOUCESTER, ME – Unity College, a leading institution in the field of sustainability and the environmental sciences, is proud to announce its new name: Unity Environmental University. The name augmentation reflects the institution’s evolution into a multifaceted university with more than 5,000 full-time students that offers associate, baccalaureate, master’s degree programs, micro-credentials, non-credit courses, and has multiple locations throughout the state of Maine.
Accompanying this name augmentation, we have also adopted a revised vision statement to better reflect how we serve our audiences:
“A multifaceted organization recognized as the thought leader in global ecological, economic, and societal solutions.”
Likewise, we are sharing a new mission statement, which declares the core tenets of the institution:
“We are dedicated to delivering quality education and experiences that produce outstanding environmentally competent professionals and inspire individuals from all walks of life to steward sustainable ecosystems.”
The name change has recently been approved by the Maine Department of Education and the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), marking a significant milestone for the University.
“We are thrilled to take this important step forward in our evolution as an institution dedicated to preparing students for careers in sustainability, environmental science, and conservation,” said Dr. Melik Peter Khoury, President of Unity Environmental University. “This name better reflects who we are today as a multi-faceted institution that is committed to creating a better, more equitable world for future generations.”
The name change will be phased in over the next few months, with full implementation of the new name and brand beginning in the fall and rolling out for several months. Employees, students, and stakeholders can expect to see updated signage at the University’s many locations throughout the early part of 2024.
Unity’s Distance Education, Hybrid Learning, and Technical Institute for Environmental Professions students can still look forward to the same high quality of learning they have come to expect. Sustainable Ventures will continue to lead the University’s revenue generating lifestyle brands and B2B workforce development partnerships.
President of the Enterprise and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Erika Latty, notes that “as Unity has expanded offerings to include multiple degree levels and skill-based, stackable credentials it was important for the College to adopt a new name that broadly communicates a more holistic picture of our offerings.”
For more information, including a timeline of expected changes please head to our website – unity.edu/evolution.