TRIO College Programs

Patty Herbert

Administrative Specialist I
Patty Herbert, Administrative Specialist

Office Location

7 College Avenue, Gorham, ME 04038



Academic Degrees

  • B. S. Leadership and Organizational Studies


My name is Patty, and I am an Administrative Specialist for TRIO Programs at the University of Southern Maine. I achieved a B.S. in Leadership and Organizational Studies here at USM and am a TRIO Alumni. TRIO was instrumental in my education at USM, and I am proud to be working for this service-based program.

Three words that describe me are jubilant, curious, and flexible. I believe there is a bright point in everything, even if it takes some digging to find. My curiosity and love of learning are what brought me to college. Flexibility is essential in my job, as there is always something that comes up when least expected. I’m grateful for my ability to roll with changes.

When I’m not working, I love to try new recipes and work in my garden. My role model is Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who did incredible work as a Supreme Court Justice. I’m a self-admitted original Star Trek junkie and can be found watching reruns of it every Saturday night. When not watching Star Trek, I enjoy watching documentaries regarding famous wars around the world. My long-term plans include returning to classes for a Master’s in Leadership and to travel around the United States more.