Dannel Malloy

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Hon. Dannel P. Malloy has spent decades in public service where his passions, principles, and commitment have fostered and implemented needed reform in public policy.  Mr. Malloy is a former prosecutor for the Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York. From 1995 to 2009 her served as the 29th Mayor of Stamford, CT where he prioritized crime reduction and civil safety. Mr. Malloy served as the 88th Governor of the US state of Connecticut for two terms from 2011 to 2019.

During his tenure as Governor of Connecticut, he championed the passage by the Connecticut Legislature of a historic bill (Public Act 12-5) which repealed the death penalty. He devoted a substantial portion of his time as governor to bringing about progressive changes in the entire criminal justice system and advocating for substantial changes in the prison system. In his firm commitment to the safeguard and respect for human rights, Governor Malloy publicly defended the U.S. resettlement of Syrian refugees following the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, and personally welcomed a family of Syrian refugees to New Haven, Connecticut after they had been turned away from the state of Indiana. His unwavering commitment to those fleeing persecution in search of freedom resulted in him being awarded the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for national leadership around immigration in 2016.

He currently serves as Chancellor of the University of Maine System, a position he has held since July 2019. He has additionally worked as the Rappaport Distinguished Visiting Professor at Boston College Law School and adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut.

Mr. Malloy holds a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from Boston College, a J.D. from Boston College Law School, and six honorary degrees.

In 1982, he married his wife, Cathy, whom he met while they were students at Boston College. They have three sons, Dannel, Ben, and Sam.