Dear Friends and Colleagues:
We have started the next step of our journey together to fix the structural gap we are facing and transition to a new, brighter phase of what we all know we have the potential of becoming.
We first must attend to our fiscal gap and then we must enable this great university to regain its focus, and to better serve our students and our community. To do so, we will develop a series of specific cuts and specific investments. Cost cutting can’t be the only answer.
The University of Maine System and the State of Maine need a successful and prosperous USM.
We cannot be complacent when facing a sea change of financial, demographic and technological forces. We are engaged in a difficult, dynamic process but one that, ultimately, will allow us to build a sustainable and stronger university, better prepared to serve students and Maine people in a new era.
To read more about these changes please visit: USM Transition.