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 new program development and all 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.  She is responsible for the Division’s student support services, all marketing, communications, and recruitment for UMaineOnline, Summer University, Winter Session, Early College, and other division initiatives.

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

Patricia has extensive experience as a business, community, educational, and civic leader over the past twenty-five years. Prior to her current appointment as Associate Dean in 2019, she served as the Assistant Dean of the DIvision of Lifelong Learning. Prior to this role, she served as the Director of the Hutchinson Center.  Before her work at UMaine in 2012, Patricia worked for 15 years in the business sector- both at a fortune 500 company and operating a large automobile business.

She served for over a decade as 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.  Recently she served 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 through the Maine Development Foundation and Midcoast Leadership Academy (MLA6).  Patricia holds her Maine licensure as a real estate agent, social worker, and competitive swimming official. She received her Master’s in Social Work degree from the University of Maine.