PORTLAND (WGME) – University of Maine System trustees voted Monday to support changing the name the University of Southern Maine to the University of Maine at Portland.
Trustees said changing the name would clarify the school’s identity and improve its marketability.
According to market research, most out-of-staters don’t know where USM is and putting Portland in the name would help increase interest.
State legislators would have to approve the change for it to become official.
There has been no word yet on the overall cost for the plan.