Camire: A letter supporting President Botman and a unified university

Posted on April 05, 2012 by Paul Koenig in Perspectives

Student Body President Chris Camire

I am a student and, of my own accord, I am sending this message to speak out in support of our president, Selma Botman. As a student leader, I have spent a lot of time with President Botman — having conversations about what students want and need and making USM a better place together. She has been incredibly receptive and student-centered, and I couldn’t imagine working with a better president to improve our home.

Faced with massive budget shortfall, colleges forced to make large cuts next year

Posted on February 20, 2012 by Noah Hurowitz in News

USM President Selma Botman and Provost John Wright speak at a financial symposium last year.

The University of Southern Maine’s three major colleges have three weeks to come up with about $1 million each in budget cuts for fiscal year 2013 as a result of a budget shortfall of over $5 million. USM President Selma Botman and Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs John Wright’s delivered the news to the faculty of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences on Friday in the Wiscamper Center.