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

Photo of The Summit Project march from 3-6-15
Watch as a group of University of Southern Maine students, faculty and staff embark on a 6.5-mile march around the city of Portland for The Summit Project (TSP), a living memorial to the Maine's fallen service members.
Photo of Glenn Cummings addressing the crowd at his introductory press conference
Dr. Glenn Cummings has been named the 13th president of USM, University of Maine System Chancellor James Page announced at a May 20 press conference.
Picture of the cover of "Disproportionate Contact: Youth of Color in Maine's Juvenile Justice System"
"Disproportionate Contact: Youth of Color in Maine's Juvenile Justice System," released by the Muskie School of Public Service, reveals a racial bias towards minority youths in Maine's juvenile justice system.

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.