USM Foundation


Opening Breakfast 2020

In his 2020 Opening Breakfast, presented on YouTube, President Cummings outlined an exciting and transformative vision for the future of the University of Southern Maine.

The President's five-year plan calls for the University to strengthen its reputation of academic excellence by responding to the needs of a diverse student body, growing faculty in key academic programs, and expanding the number of workforce and community partnerships.

“Our goal is to shape and prepare each student for their future career opportunities. Over the next five years, the University of Southern Maine will keep its promise of responsibility through a focus on our service promise and by staying grounded in academic excellence, equity, and justice.”
— Dr. Glenn Cummings, President (July 2020)

Watch the Opening Breakfast and learn more about the plan when you download the president's five-year plan .