MCCS President Daigler Responds to Governor Mills’ Proposal for Two Free Years of Community College

February 10, 2022

AUGUSTA, ME – Maine Community College System President David Daigler issued the following statement Thursday in response to Governor Janet Mills’ free community college initiative in the State of the State.

“Providing two years of free community college is an incredible investment in young people in Maine. These students have been particularly hard-hit by the pandemic. This gives them hope. This gives them a great education that’s close to home, with skilled instructors and the opportunity to learn and work with people in the community,” Daigler said.

“We want to welcome back those students who got knocked off course by the pandemic. Free community college is a game-changer for these students, and for Maine families who want their children to have the strongest start possible in building a better life.”

More detailed information about Maine’s community colleges is available on the website and in this fact sheet.