Hearing to be Held October 28 on Proposed Merger Between UMB and UMCP
Adelphi, Md. (Oct. 24,
2011) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents will
conduct a public hearing from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, October 28 as part of
its study of a potential merger of the University of Maryland, College Park
(UMCP) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The merger study was
directed by the 2011 Maryland General Assembly's Joint Chairmen's Report. The
report directs the board to submit a study examining the advantages and
disadvantages of such a merger.
The hearing will take place in the Atrium of the Adele H.
Stamp Student Union at the University of Maryland, College Park. An overview of
the study of a potential UMCP-UMB merger can be found at http://www.usmd.edu/regents/UMCP-UMBMergerStudy/.
On October 21 at UMB, the board held its first such public
hearing on the merger study. Details on how individuals can share their views
with the board can be found at http://www.usmd.edu/regents/UMCP-UMBMergerStudy/RTS.html.
interpreters and/or appropriate accommodations for eligible individuals with
disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call 301.445.1901 (voice) or
301.314.7683 (TTY/ITT) to make special arrangements.
attendees is available in the adjacent Union Lane Garage. For driving
directions to UMCP and a campus map, click http://www.transportation.umd.edu/visitor/campusmap.html.
Contact: Mike Lurie