USM Search Committee Formed to Hire President to Replace Cummings


Dr. Glenn Cummings, USM President, Announced Last October He’ll Be Stepping Down Next Year to Resume His Career as a Tenured Professor.

A search committee taked with findin a new President for the University of Southern Maine, (USM) has been formed it was announced this morning.  Current President Dr. Glen Cummings, announced in Ocdtober that he will be sepping down July 1, 2022 to return to a teaching position within the UKSM system.  Dr. Cummings will be teaching at the Muske School for Public Policy.

Seventeen individuals representing students, faculty, staff, alumi and other USM constituencies were appoined to the US Presidential Search Committee chaired by Trustee James Erwin.

The Committee will work with Academia Search, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm to identify the ideal cadidate to lede USM through its many iitiatives, including transformational infrastructure projects and unprecedented fundraising efforts, as well as serve all Huskies – POrtland, Gorham, Lewiston-Auburn and beyond.  It’s first of several meetings is epxected to be held in mid-December.

The Committee andticipates interviewing finalists in early March.  The new President will be determined by April 2022.