USM plan would save on administration


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Administrators at the University of Southern Maine are considering a proposal to reduce the number of schools and colleges and save about $750,000 a year.

The proposal would reduce from eight to five the number of schools and colleges at the Portland-based school, eliminating three academic deans, each of whom costs about $210,000 a year in pay and benefits and an administrative assistant who costs about $40,000 a year.

The Portland Press Herald says the proposal doesn’t indicate which positions would be cut.

Once finalized, the proposal will be submitted next month to the University of Maine System trustees.


Information from: Portland Press Herald,