Veterans Services

Robert Sanford

Professor of Environmental Science & Policy, Department Chair
Robert Sanford


105 Bailey Hall, Gorham, ME 04038

Contact Information

Phone: 207-780-5756

Dr. Sanford is the Veteran Student Organization (VSO) Faculty Advisor.

Perhaps the main reason I became a professor was that I was able to go to college on the GI Bill. I have been at USM for 16 years, after working in government and in my own business. 

As your advisor, I am committed to being an advocate for you in particular and for supporting the VSO and veterans in general.  I think the most important thing the VSO can do is anything that helps your experience at USM.  If that means you’d like a workshop on how to write a strong resume or cover letter, I can make that happen.  If you want a liaison for different or better student services, I am your guy.  If you want to talk about getting through the USM general education core I can help you navigate that and give you advice (for example, I recommend a minor rather than a cluster because it has more meaning for outside employers).  If you want someone to talk about how to more effectively read a text or write a report, I can do that.  If you want a couch to sit on and a place to eat your lunch in Gorham I can provide that in my department.  Want help in selecting or getting through a major—just let me know.  Anything else?  Stop by, call or email.