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5 year plan, strategic planning, academia


In the next 5 years, the University of Southern Maine (USM) will strengthen our reputation of academic excellence by responding to the needs of a diverse student body, growing faculty in key academic programs, and expanding the number of workforce and community partnerships.

“Our goal is to shape and prepare each student for their future career opportunities. Over the next five years, the University of Southern Maine will keep its promise of responsibility through a focus on our service promise and by staying grounded in academic excellence, equity, and justice.”
— Dr. Glenn Cummings, President (July 2020)



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