Patricia A. Libby, LMSW

Patricia Libby is the Associate Dean in the Division of Lifelong Learning (DLL) at the University of Maine. In this role she collaborates with Dr. Monique LaRocque, Associate Provost of Lifelong Learning to provide strategic vision and direction to all areas of the Division. 

She provides leadership for academic areas within the Division — online undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates, adult degree completion programs, Summer University and Winter Session, pre-college, early college programs, conference services, and non-credit, professional development programs through the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. She is responsible for the Division’s student services, marketing, and recruitment initiatives.  

She collaborates with associate deans and deans at the University to manage year-round strategic scheduling efforts that meet the needs of DLL students and support UM’s Think 30 initiative. She partners with colleagues in the Graduate School to enhance marketing, recruitment, admission, and retention services for online students. 

Patricia has extensive experience as a community, educational, and civic leader in several roles over the last twenty years.  She is an elected official to the SAD 28 school board, the Five-Town CSD School Board, the Mid-Coast School of Technology Board of Directors, and the Children’s House Montessori School Board of Directors.  She currently serves her community through her work with the Belfast Rotary Club, Belfast Creative Coalition, Restorative Justice Project of Maine, the Penobscot Bay YMCA, and volunteer work supporting midcoast youth programs. She is a graduate of the Leadership Maine (Omega) Program at Maine Development Foundation and Midcoast Leadership Academy (MLA6).  Patricia received her Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Maine.