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USM President Cummings in Stockholm

USM formally elected to University of Arctic network

President Glenn Cummings accepted the formal recognition of the University of Southern Maine into the University of the Arctic following a presentation he made at the Council meeting that took place at Stockholm University in Sweden on September 18.
Gerald Talbot and USM President Glenn Cummings

USM honors Gerald Talbot, Maine’s first African-American legislator, with Talbot Fellow 

The University of Southern Maine honored the extraordinary life and work of Gerald E. Talbot, Maine’s first African-American legislator, with the creation of a new teaching fellow, who is examining race in Maine.
USM President Glenn Cummings

President Cummings announces $1 million gift at Fall 2019 Opening Breakfast

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings announced a new $1 million gift and discussed the university's commitment to inclusion, equity and justice at USM’s Fall 2019 Opening Breakfast, held August 29th in the Costello Sports Complex on the Gorham Campus.
Gorham campus

An update from President Glenn Cummings: June 19, 2019

An update from University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings regarding a proposed plan to temporarily house newly-arrived asylum seekers on the university's Gorham campus.
Portland campus

A statement from President Glenn Cummings: June 13, 2019

The city of Portland will be welcoming a few hundred asylum seekers in the coming days. As members of the Greater Portland community, USM is reaching out to offer our help.
Chancellor-designate Dannel P. Malloy

Former Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy to lead University of Maine System

The University of Maine System Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint former Connecticut governor Dannel P. Malloy the next Chancellor of the University of Maine System.

Maine native Jared Cash named USM’s VP for Enrollment Management and Marketing

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings has announced that Jared Cash will serve as USM's Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing.
USM Update taping May 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' May 2019

In the Season 3 finale of "The USM Update," USM Provost Jeannine Uzzi welcomes guests from across the university to discuss new studies and a new degree in Leadership, excellence in athletics and, with some of our graduating students, life during and after their time at USM.
Taping "The USM Update" April 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' April 2019

In the April episode of "The USM Update," University of Southern Maine (USM) Provost Jeannine Diddle Uzzi steps in for President Glenn Cummings and welcomes guests to talk about scholarships, graduate programs that put students to work and the many opportunities for students to study languages at USM.

Maine Governor Janet Mills to deliver USM commencement address on 5/11

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings has announced that Maine Governor Janet Mills will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 Commencement Ceremony.