As Maine's Metropolitan University, USM is focused on engaged teaching and learning. Through its mutually beneficial partnerships with area businesses, non-profits and governmental agencies, USM provides its students an accessible and affordable opportunity for a truly transformative higher education.

USM is the birthplace for new careers; an incubator for applied research and economic development; a training ground for public service; the ultimate accessible, affordable source of life-changing college education.   USM's Office of University Relations supports this engaged approach through communications and marketing that help make internal and external audiences more aware of the programs and services offered to the community.  

News & Events

Image of President Glenn Cummings aboard an Eimskip freighter
An 11-member delegation from the University of Southern Maine — including professors, expert staff and President Glenn Cummings — will be among 45 people from Maine traveling to Reykjavik, Iceland next week on a mission to build economic and educational bonds.
A photo of Mars
The trio chatted about the significance of the recent discovery and if, someday, humans will be able to colonize the Red Planet on the Oct. 7 edition of the program. Click for a full replay.
Portrait of Mary Anne Peabody
The WCSH-TV show "207" profiled the work of play therapy expert Mary Anne Peabody to include Legos into the college classroom.

USM Experts

Lynne Miller is interviewed about higher education

The Office of Public Affairs is always ready to help the media find USM faculty and staff to provide expert commentary for news stories. 

To arrange for interviews, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at 207-780-4200.