We share something in common. I am also adjusting to a new schedule at the opening of the academic year. As you may know, I was the president at the University of Maine at Farmington, retired and then was appointed USM’s new president earlier this summer.
Last Friday, I gave my first major presentation to faculty and staff. They are dedicated to this university. I stressed with them that every single person here is a teacher and therefore has an impact on our students and makes more connections with students than we ever know. Working with you and for you is our number one job!
I am happy to join you at the start of the new year and look forward to doing what needs to be done to help make your USM education the very best it can be.
If you have any questions, concerns, etc., please don’t hesitate to share them with me at email@example.com.
All the best
President of the University of Southern Maine