Article on the University of Southern Maine (USM), with a focus on how the state
Article on the University of Southern Maine (USM), with a focus on how the state's largest university is dealing with a widening budget gap and shrinking enrollment. In the last decade, twelve buildings have been erected or renovated on USM's three campuses at a cost of $128 million. But budgetary disturbances began to arise in 2005, and were realized in the past year as the university faced a multimillion-dollar deficit that necessitated layoffs, the elimination of positions and possible suspension of some academic programs. With comments by Marie Follayttar, a USM student and student liaison to the University of Maine System board of trustees; Joseph Wood, interim president of USM; William Steele, a theater professor and president of the full-time faculty union; and Richard Campbell, who took over as CFO last year. With a brief interview in question-and-answer format with Selma Botman, incoming president of USM. With a list of recent construction projects at USM's three campuses.
Goldfine, Rebecca, "Article on the University of Southern Maine (USM), with a focus on how the state" (2008). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 4569.