Glenn Cummings would be an excellent choice for the next leader of the University of Southern Maine.

For a number of years, I worked and taught with Glenn at Southern Maine Community College, so I know he relates to Maine students and he understands the issues with seamlessly transferring from SMCC to USM and other University of Maine System campuses.

Admittedly, I don’t know the other candidates for the USM president’s position. But I do know Glenn and all the positives he would bring to Maine students, the community college system, the University of Maine campuses and, specifically, to USM. I hope Glenn Cummings is the next, and long-lasting, president of USM.

Stephen Strand