Office of the President
The University of Southern Maine’s 13th president comes to us with a strong background in education, both at the state and federal level, and years of government leadership experience. A native Mainer, with multi-generational roots in Maine, Dr. Cummings possesses an in depth knowledge and understanding of our communities and the various educational systems in Maine.
Chancellor Page and President Flanagan talk about the challenges in higher education and the impact at USM.
President Flanagan on WMPG.
"We know USM’s budget gap cannot be closed without changes in our academic programs and reductions of some faculty and staff. We will be working to not merely balance the budget but also to make the university more attractive to students, more engaged in the community and more secure in its financial future."
USM President David Flanagan provided a University update at the traditional opening breakfast at Corporate Partners.
President Flanagan presents at USM's Annual Opening Breakfast
As part of our opening day we are hosting a Back to Class Telethon in our student success center where staff, faculty and students will be reaching out to our unenrolled students to provide assistance and encouragement. With your help we will start identifying barriers and making plans now to get these learners back to class and on their way to achieving their goals in January.
Richard Barringer, Chair of the Metropolitan University Steering Group (MUSG), submitted an interim report to President Flanagan to be shared with the entire USM community.
The new President’s Council is comprised of highly talented and competent professionals who are committed to the hard work of transforming USM to ensure its future for the people of Maine.
President David Flanagan talks about the challenges facing USM on WCSH6 207.