USM Regents Finance Committee to Hold Capital Budget Workshop May 11

Adelphi, Md. (May 7, 2015) -- The Committee on Finance of the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents will hold its annual capital budget workshop on Monday, May 11 to review and discuss strategic goals and priorities for the system's capital improvement program.

The meeting will be held in the multi-purpose room of the Christopher Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore. The board will convene at 9 a.m. with a public vote on whether to reconvene in closed session. In closed session, the board would conduct a work session to begin preparation of the initial 2017 capital budget document.

The public session is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.  In addition to members of the full Board of Regents, the presidents of the system's 12 institutions will participate. The workshop will help prepare the finance committee for its meeting on June 11, during which it will consider capital budget recommendations to present to the full board at its meeting scheduled for June 19. The workshop is anticipated to last until 3 p.m.

The board will then vote publicly on whether to reconvene in a brief closed session, for further board discussion on the capital budget document, led by finance chair Hon. Francis X. Kelly, Jr. and USM Chancellor William E. Kirwan.

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Sign language interpreters and/or other appropriate accommodations for eligible individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call 301.445.2756 (voice) or 301.314.7683 (TTY/ITT) to make special arrangements. Parking is available in a number of public garages near the Center, all visible from Pratt Street.

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719