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President Flanagan with USM student leadership
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David T. Flanagan University of Southern Maine PresidentAs you explore USM, you will discover an institution characterized by energy, enthusiasm, and innovation, an institution at the heart of its community and dedicated to transforming lives.

USM's distinguished researchers and talented teachers are deeply committed to providing students with exceptional educational experiences. Engaged faculty are at the center of this exciting University, and I invite you to spend some time exploring the courses and degree programs they offer as well as the research they conduct.

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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."

Meet USM's New President

Dr. Kesselman is USM's 13th President

We are excited to welcome Dr. Harvey Kesselman, Ed.D. as USM's 13th President. Dr. Kesselman earned his Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from Widener University and was previously the Provost and Executive Vice President at Stockton University in New Jersey.

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