USM Board of Regents to Vote on Academic Program Proposals, Towson University Facilities Master Plan Update

Adelphi, Md. (Oct. 7, 2015) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will vote on proposed new academic programs and  the facilities master plan update for Towson University.

The public session of the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, October 9 in the Ballroom of the Student Services Center of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), located at 11868 Academic Oval, Princess Anne, Md. (GPS address).

The academic program proposals include a B.S. in information science at the University of Maryland, College Park and a technical revision to the Board of Regents student social media privacy policy.

The Towson University facilities master plan supports the university's mission and 2020 Strategic Plan. The plan builds upon the framework established in the 2009 FMP and addresses physical planning aspects associated with the university's planned enrollment growth. The board also will vote on the memorandum of agreement with the Maryland Transit Administration regarding the Maryland-National Capital Purple Line.

The regents will hear a resolution saluting the exemplary service of former USM vice chancellor for government relations P.J. Hogan and reports from the chancellor, councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff and students. After the public meeting, the board will vote on whether to reconvene in executive session to discuss ongoing legislative audits and personnel, legal, contractual, and collective bargaining issues, matters that fall under closing guidelines of the Open Meetings Act.

The agenda and supporting materials are here.

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) for special arrangements.

For directions to UMES and a campus map, see here. Signage and campus officials will direct attendees to parking.



Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719