David Daigler has been president of the Maine Community College System since January 21, 2019. He previously served as chief financial officer from 2003-2019 and vice president from 2015-2019. He also previously served as director of finance at what was then Southern Maine Technical College (now Southern Maine Community College.) Daigler has nearly 20 years of service at MCCS and more than 35 years of experience in financial management, operations, and administration.
As vice president, Daigler oversaw fiscal management of the $170 million MCCS budget and systemwide operations, including information technology, capital improvements, and general administration. He advocated for and supported program-specific innovations designed to transform academic programming to be more effective, accessible, and efficient in serving more Maine people.
In 2018, he served as interim president of the Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges.
Prior to rejoining MCCS in 2003, he served as vice president for finance and chief financial officer at Community Health Services in Portland and as director of administration at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute in Scarborough.
Daigler serves as chairman of the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME,) where he is treasurer and chair of the education committee. He is also on the board of directors at New England Delta Dental. Daigler previously served on the boards of the Maine Technology Institute and North Yarmouth Academy.
Daigler was a member of the strategic work team that built the economic development strategy for Maine, and a member of the steering committee for the Boston Federal Reserve’s Working Communities Challenge Grant program in Maine.
Daigler graduated from John Carroll University and holds a Master of Science in finance from Boston College. He and his wife reside in Portland and have two grown children.