The Portland Campus Development Project is an element of the University of Southern Maine (USM) Master Plan, and includes the construction of a new McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success, Portland Commons Residence Hall, and Residential Quad.
The Portland Campus Development Project is coordinated through ongoing collaboration among University of Southern Maine (USM) and University of Maine System (UMS) offices. The project was established through the work of the President Cummings P3 Committee and continues under the management of the Building Committee. Each committee has worked within UMS policy and procedural guidelines to develop plans for the future Portland campus construction, including communications with, and approval from, the UMS Board of Trustees and City of Portland.
The Building Committee is comprised of personnel representing both USM and UMS:
- Auxiliary Services, USM: Jeanne Paquette (Chair), Vice President, Corporate/Workforce Engagement
- Capital Projects, UMS: Carolyn McDonough, Director of Capital Planning and Project Management
- Capital Projects, UMS: Tom Blanchard, Assistant Director of Capital Planning and Project Management
- Facilities, USM: John Souther, Executive Director of Facilities Management
- Finance, USM: Paul A. Kuplinski, Director of Finance and Administration for Facilities
- Finance, USM: Katie Andrews, Associate Financial Analyst
- Finance, UMS: Tracy Elliot, Vice President of Finance and Controller
- Operations, USM: Mike Hudson, Associate Vice President of Operations
- Residential Life, USM: Christina Lowery, Director of Housing
- Student Affairs, USM: Sarah Holmes, Assistant Provost for Student Affairs
- Sustainability, USM: Aaron Witham, Director of Sustainability
To contact Alec Porteous, Building Committee Chair and USM Chief Operating Officer & Chief Business Officer, or to submit a question to the Building Committee, visit our Contact us page.
Through standard UMS Strategic Procurement policy, the University has issued RFQs and RFPs to contract with several outside organizations who serve as partners in the planning, design, and construction process.