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Master Plan: Frequently Asked Questions

What is a master plan?

The Master Plan takes a comprehensive look at the facilities on each of USM's three campuses, establishes a long-term vision, and guides decision-making for the next 10 to 20 years. It is an integrated approach that addresses our academic, physical, functional, and financial realities.


Who was involved in making the decisions on the master plan?

President Cummings appointed a Steering Committee consisting of faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders to create the Master Plan for each of our three campuses. A decision was made to postpone action on the Lewiston campus pending a review of potential expansion of academic offerings.

The Steering Committee was supported by a campus planning consulting team consisting of Harriman Associates, Goody Clancy, and Rickes Associates.



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