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

Casco Bay Estuary Project logo
The conference, organized by the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, will focus on the state of Casco Bay, the changing coastal economy, and how those changes are likely to influence business, education, conservation and policy.
Image of President Glenn Cummings aboard an Eimskip freighter
A delegation from the University of Southern Maine — including professors, expert staff and President Glenn Cummings — will be among 45 people from Maine traveling to Reykjavik, Iceland next week on a mission to build economic and educational bonds.
Dr. Paul Dexter, USM's Learning Support and USM Student Greg Johnson accepting the Phi Kappa Phi Chapter of Merit designation for the University of Southern Maine
Phi Kappa Phi, a century-old collegiate honor society, recently awarded a group of the University of Southern Maine's top scholars with its Chapter of Merit designation.

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.