USM Board of Regents to Meet December 11

Board to Vote on Moving Expenses Policy, Building Naming Proposal

Adelphi, Md. (Dec. 7, 2015) - The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will vote on a change in the policy on payment of moving expenses. The board also will vote on a request from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) regarding the name of Byrd Stadium.

The public session is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 11 in the Atrium of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP).

The action item on the moving expenses practice is a minor revision to the Board of Regents policy on payment of moving expenses (allowing institutions to determine moving expense limitations, while maintaining compliance with IRS reporting guidelines).

The building naming request comes from UMCP President Wallace D. Loh to rename Byrd Stadium to Maryland Stadium. President Loh's request stems from input received by a 20-member workgroup of UMCP faculty, students, staff, and administrators, a workgroup that studied the subject during the balance of the fall semester.

President Loh asked the workgroup specifically not to make a recommendation, but to present feedback for his consideration from a host of sources regarding the stadium naming issue. In advance of the meeting, to facilitate the board's interest in hearing from all sides regarding the proposed stadium name change, the public may send comments to the board's attention at:

The regents will hear reports from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff and students. The full agenda, with supporting materials for each agenda item, can be accessed here.

After the public meeting, the board will vote on whether to reconvene in executive session to discuss ongoing legislative audits, status of a presidential search, building naming requests from two USM institutions and personnel, legal, and investigative issues, matters that fall under closing guidelines of the Open Meetings Act.

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.

Parking for attendees is available in the adjacent Union Lane Garage. Attendees are asked to let the parking attendant know that they are attending the Board of Regents meeting.

For driving directions to UMCP and a campus map, click here.

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719