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

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The University of Southern Maine's mechanical engineering program has earned the seal of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
Professor Lucille Benedict
USM's work to give chemistry students real world experience as analysts and chemical testers for Maine's growing beer industry is once again earning attention. The program was recently featured in the Portland Press Herald and on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition."
USM President Glenn Cummings
Glenn Cummings began his second year as the University of Southern Maine's president with a flurry of announcements including climbing enrollment, a new signed agreement with Iceland's Reykjavik University and a $500,000 gift to provide scholarships for nursing students. The announcements headlined USM's annual Opening Breakfast Thursday on the Gorham Campus with more than 500 of the school's faculty and staff.

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.