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Glenn Cummings

Glenn A. Cummings was a Democratic member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing the state's 115th district. He served from 2000 to 2008, including one term as the Speaker of the House, and was termed out of office in 2008. In 2000, when he first ran for the District 115 seat, Cummings became the first candidate in Maine history to qualify for public financing under Maine's new "Clean Elections" law. In 2009, Cummings was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Vocational & Adult Education. Cummings worked for the Goodwill Hinckley School in Fairfield, Maine as President and Executive Director.[1][2]

Glenn Cummings
13th President of the University of Southern Maine
Assumed office
July 1, 2015
Preceded byDavid Flanagan (Interim)
98th Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives
In office
December 2006 – December 3, 2008
Preceded byJohn G. Richardson
Succeeded byHannah Pingree
Member of the Maine House of Representatives
from the 115th district
In office
Succeeded byJon Hinck
Personal details
Born (1961-04-02) April 2, 1961 (age 57)
Bath, Maine
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Leslie Appelbaum
ResidencePortland, Maine
Alma materOhio Wesleyan
Brown University
Harvard University
University of Pennsylvania
ProfessionEconomist, Politician

On September 2, 2014, University of Maine System Chancellor James Page announced Cummings' appointment as Interim President of the University of Maine at Augusta, succeeding Allyson Hughes Handley, Ed.D.[3]

On May 21, 2015, Page announced Cummings would become the 13th President of the University of Southern Maine, effective July 1, 2015.[4]


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