Office of the President

President Kalikow at the 2013 USM Commencement
First Year At USM Matters
Aerial view of Portland, Maine
Husky Pride
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Theodora J. Kalikow, University of Southern Maine President   As 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.

News & Events

Higher education is about transforming lives. Attaining a degree is a certification, all right, but it’s much more than a voucher for the possession of a set of skills or some required list of knowledge.
Students are not customers! Higher education is not a business! I have been hearing these outcries a lot recently. I agree. Students aren't customers.
Join us in celebrating the art of talented sculptor and painter Dean McCrillis and his fellow students at an opening reception on April 15, 4 - 6pm, on the 7th floor of the Law building on the Portland campus.