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

Success in the 21st Century demands that people learn and practice diversity skills, nationally renowned speaker Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. recently told USM audiences.
Portrait of Reza Jalali
Reza Jalali, coordinator of multicultural student affairs at the University of Southern Maine, was recently quoted in a Portland Press Herald story on an exhibit highlighting the personal stories of immigration through photography. The work also drew notice in the Bangor Daily News and a feature story in The Forecaster.
Lewiston-Auburn radio station Z105.5 featured USM President Glenn Cummings and student Victoria Schalk in a morning interview Tuesday with DJ Matty B.

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.