MCCS president resigns to serve as governor's counsel

Board names successor
Jan 07, 2019

Augusta — The Maine Community College System Board of Trustees announced Monday that Derek P. Langhauser, who has served Maine’s community colleges for the past 24 years, the last four as president, will leave the system Jan. 21 to serve as the governor's chief legal counsel.

The board also announced that David J. Daigler, vice president and chief financial officer, who has been with MCCS for over 19 years, will succeed Langhauser as president for an initial two-year term.

During Langhauser’s tenure as president, MCCS has undertaken ambitious efforts to increase student success, strengthen and expand academic programs, and develop new and innovative workforce training initiatives. MCCS received key increases in state appropriations and a bond from a referendum that won all 16 counties with 65 percent of the popular vote. In addition, the Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges raised $15 million in private funds to support the innovative work underway across the system.

Before being named president in 2015, Langhauser served for 20 years as MCCS general counsel.

In his role as chief financial officer, Daigler has overseen finances and operations for the seven-college system for the past 15 years. As vice president since 2015, he has been instrumental in helping to make college education more available and accessible to Maine’s working-age adults.



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