As Maine's Metropolitan University, USM is focused on engaged teaching and learning. Through its mutually beneficial partnerships with area businesses, non-profits and governmental agencies, USM provides its students an accessible and affordable opportunity for a truly transformative higher education.

USM is the birthplace for new careers; an incubator for applied research and economic development; a training ground for public service; the ultimate accessible, affordable source of life-changing college education.   USM's Office of University Relations supports this engaged approach through communications and marketing that help make internal and external audiences more aware of the programs and services offered to the community.  

News & Events

photo courtesy of Gleason Media Services
Dan Jenkins, the director USM's Leadership Studies Program, was interviewed May 26 on the Z105.5 morning radio show, "The Breakfast Club."
USM student Joshua Dodge
A year before Joshua Dodge served as the Secretary General of the Maine Model United Nations — helping more than 500 high schoolers understand the U.N. path toward diplomacy and peace — the USM student learned from the source. For a semester, Dodge served as an intern with the U.S. Department of State, working from an office across the street from the U.N.'s landmark headquarters in Manhattan.
Photo of USM Social Work students presenting research at USM’s Thinking Matters event
The Psychology-Counseling 3+2 Program (B.A. to M.S.) and Psychology-Social Work 3+2 Program (B.A. to M.S.W.) will help students graduate a year ahead of time and reduce their college costs while preparing them for a professional career where they can help meet Maine's growing mental health needs.

USM Experts

Lynne Miller is interviewed about higher education

The Office of Public Affairs is always ready to help the media find USM faculty and staff to provide expert commentary for news stories. 

To arrange for interviews, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at 207-780-4150.