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The University of Southern Maine Master Plan

Glenn CummingsThank you for taking the time to visit the University of Southern Maine's (USM's) Master Planning pages. Essential to the future of our students, our campuses and surrounding communities, the Master Plan will help us align space needs, facility needs, and campus needs and allow the University to chart an exciting long-term strategy for growth that supports its academic mission.

The master planning process involved and engaged three groups:

  1. Leading the process was a Steering Committee comprised of faculty, staff, students, and community representatives. The Committee was co-chaired by Provost Jeannine Uzzi and community member Cyrus Hagge.
  2. Supporting the Steering Committee and facilitating the process were consultants with Harriman & Associates, Goody Clancy, and Rickes Associates.
  3. Providing input and feedback to the Steering Committee were the faculty, staff, and students of USM as well as the communities that surround our three campuses.

I invite you to review the Master Plan, approved recently by the Steering Committee and myself. This plan, which includes recommendations for immediate action, as well as plans for both short-term planning and a framework for long-term aspirational planning, will be considered by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees in January 2019.

Thank you for your input and support.

Glenn Cummings
President
University of Southern Maine

 

 

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