THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF
June 23, 2004
University of Maryland University College
Chairman Kendall moved, Regent Larson seconded and the
Board of Regents voted unanimously to convene in Closed and
Executive Session with the Chancellor on Wednesday, June 23,
2004 at 8:30 a.m. at the University of Maryland, College
Park. Those present were: Chairman Kendall, Regents
Finan, Florestano, Houghton, Hug, Larson, Mandel, Nevins,
Pettit, Pevenstein, Riley, Rosapepe, Tydings, Wood and
Shockley; Chancellor Kirwan, Ms. Ryan, Assistant Attorney
Generals Anderson and Cobb and Regents-elect Gill and
Horine. The Board of Regents reviewed items on the agenda
that were exempted under the Open Meetings Act for
consideration in closed and executive session. The meeting
adjourned at 11:25 a.m.
Notes of the session attached.
The meeting of the University System of Maryland Board
of Regents was called to order at 11:48 a.m. on June 23,
2004 at the University of Maryland, College Park. Those in
attendance were: Chairman Kendall, Regents Finan,
Florestano, Houghton, Hug, Larson, Mandel, Nevins, Pettit,
Pevenstein, Riley, Rosapepe, Tydings, Wood and Shockley;
Chancellor Kirwan, Vice Chancellors Goldstein, Schwab, and
Vivona, Presidents Boesch, Bogomolny, Caret, Gira, Heeger,
Hrabowski, Hunter-Cevera, Dudley-Eshbach, Lowe, Mote,
Ramsay, Vice President Ronnie Holden (UMES), Provost Sadie
Gregory (CSU), Ms. Ryan, Assistant Attorney General
Anderson, Regents-elect Gill and Horine and members of the
press and others.
A. Welcoming remarks from Host Institution
President Mote welcomed Regents, the Chancellor,
Presidents and others to University of Maryland
College Park. He spoke on the importance of the faculty
to an institution and recruiting faculty to fit the mission
of the institution.
He stated that UMCP is continuing to work to guarantee
access to quality; and announced a campaign gala to be
held in September, 2004 which will be underwritten by a
sponsor with all proceeds going into scholarships.
B. Committee of the Whole
1. The minutes of the meeting of April 16, 2004 were
2. Chancellor's Annual Report - Chancellor Kirwan
presented his annual report to the Board of
Regents. Full text on file with the minutes as well
as on the USM Website.
3. Resolutions of Appreciation were read into the
minutes for outgoing Regents Larson, Wood and
Shockley. Full resolutions attached.
4. Resolution of Appreciation was read into the
minutes for retiring Assistant Attorney General
John K. Anderson. Full resolution attached.
5. Regent Finan, chair of the nominating committee,
which included Regents Hug, Houghton and Johnson,
presented the slate of officers for FY 05:
Chair: Regent Kendall
Vice Chair: Regent Nevins
Secretary: Regent Pevenstein
Treasurer: Regent Johnson
Assistant Secretary: Regent Houghton
Assistant Treasurer: Regent Florestano
Seconded by Regent Wood and unanimously approved.
Regent Kendall thanked the Board for the
opportunity to chair the Board for another
year and stated that it has been a privilege to work
with all of the members. Mr. Kendall stated that
this is the hardest working board he has ever
served with. He also thanked the presidents for
their hard work over the year and looks forward to
working with all during the upcoming year.
6. The Meeting Calendar for FY 05 was presented and
unanimously approved. A copy of the
calendar is attached.
7. Contract between UMMS and University of Baltimore
- action deferred until September meeting of the
Board of Regents
C. Reports of the Councils
1. Council of University System Presidents -
President Gira thanked outgoing regents Larson, Wood
and Shockley for their leadership and assistance
during their tenure. She also thanked John Anderson
for all of his assistance to the campuses over the
Dr. Gira thanked her fellow presidents for their
assistance during her tenure as Chair of CUSP and
announced that President Bogomolny will assume
CUSP leadership beginning in August 2004.
President Hrabowski thanked Dr. Gira for the
presidents and a standing ovation for Dr. Gira
2. Council of University System Faculty - Dr. Siegel
presented a brief report of the Council. She then
announced that Dr. Lee Richardson of UB, will be
the chair of CUSF for FY 2005.
Regent Kendall thanked Dr. Siegel for her work as
chair during the past year.
3. Council of University System Staff - Mr. Hill
presented a brief report and announced the new
officers for FY 05:
Bill Crocket - chair
Angie Brickhouse - cochair
Secretary - Marie Meehan
Regent Kendall thanked Mr. Hill for his work as
CUSS chair over the last two years.
4. University System Student Council - Regent
Shockley stated that the next meeting of the USSC
is scheduled for early September. Mr. Nick Arragon of
UMCP will be the Council chair. Regent Shockley
thanked Joan Marionni, USM staff to the Council, for
her work with the Council.
D. Report of the Finance Committee: Regent Nevins
presented the report of the meeting of the
Committee on Finance, which met on June 17, 2004.
1. FY 2006 capital budget request and System Priority
Listing; FY 2006-2010 Capital Improvement Program;
FY 2006-2015 Ten Year Capital Plan.
Note: there is a slight modification to the
materials mailed - rather than a renovation for
Bowie's fine arts building, there is a request for a
replacement. Also, although not a formal part of the
motion, the Committee recognizes that there are one
or two projects for UB that the Committee will
recommend at higher priority in the funding que.
Regent Nevins moved approval, seconded by Regent
Wood and unanimously approved.
2. FY 2005 System Funded Construction Program request:
The Finance Committee recommended that the Towson
University Children's Care Center be
moved from a Public/Private Partnership
funding by a $3.6 million auxiliary revenue bond. It was
thought unlikely the center would move
forward as a Public/Private Partnership.
Regent Nevins moved approval, seconded by Regent Hug and
3. UMBC: 2003-2013 Facilities Master Plan - moved for
approved by Regent Nevins, Seconded by Regent
Shockley and unanimously approved.
4. Report of Facilities Renewal Workgroup - Final
report will be presented at the September 10, 2004. A
questionnaire has been sent to the entire system asking
for specific facilities needs for each campus.
5. UMCP: Increase authorization to renovated Chemical
and Nuclear Engineering Building. Moved for approved by
Regent Nevins, seconded by Regent Wood and unanimously
6. Proposed revisions to USM Policy VIII-2.01. Moved
for approval by Regent Nevins, seconded by Regent Hug.
After a brief discussion, it was unanimously approved.
7. Proposed modifications to Policy VII-1.40 -
tabled until September meeting
8. UMBC: Case Management Services Contract Renewal.
Moved for approval by Regent Nevins; seconded by
Regent Rosapepe and unanimously approved.
9. Quarterly Review of Capital Improvement
projects. Information only.
10. Regent Shockley had presented a motion at the June
17, 2004 meeting of the Finance Committee stating:
"UMCP shall conduct an IT needs assessment to
include both undergraduate and graduate student
input and participation; and, report back in 60
The institution should be prepared to provide a
brief report to the Finance Committee at its
August meeting regarding the finds of the needs
Note: UMCP had committed to revising the
current process and conduct a needs assessment
prior to the motion.
Moved for approval by Regent Nevins; seconded
by Regent Florestano and unanimously
E. Education Policy Committee - Regent Florestano
presented the report of the meeting of the Education
Policy Committee, which met on June 16, 2004. The items
were presented for information only.
1. FY 2003 Financial Aid Report for USM Undergraduates
2. Report of the External Review Committee for the
University of Maryland Center for Environmental
Science. Dr. Boesch gave a brief summary.
3. Role and Function of the BOR Education Policy Committee
4. Minority Achievement: Status Report
5. K-16 Update
Dr. Nancy Shapiro gave a brief presentation on the K-16.
6. Annual Report on Intercollegiate Athletics - full
report on file with the Board office.
F. Report of Workgroups
1. Resource Development Workgroup report
presented by Regent Wood. There are
plans for an 8-year capital campaign with a
preliminary goal of $1.5 billion. The Workgroup
understands that the ability to meet the goals is
dependent on funding of the resources for
the capital campaign itself. Sources of money
to fund the capital campaign would be from three
a. Raise money from outside sources or from
the state that would go into
first three or four years of campaign.
b. For the remaining part of the campaign,
the institutions would use
the influx of funds and other internal
resources to build up their own funding to
complete the campaign.
c. A potential source of funds is to sell
unused state properties in inventory.
Draft plan has been circulated to presidents
and vice presidents with a final plan
evolving over the year. Campuses will provide
their individual campaign goals by December 31,
2. Report of the Public Corporation Workgroup
was presented by Regent Kendall. The work
of the workgroup resulted in legislation on
program approval, the common trust investment, and the
USM autonomy bill being introduced by the
Governor and passing unanimously in both
houses with the endorsement of the Speaker
of the House and the President of the Senate.
3. Efficiencies and Effectiveness Workgroup
report presented by Regent Kendall. The
workgroup continues to work on finding ways
for the System to be more effective and efficient. The
System has contracted with Accenture for outside
consulting services. They are working
with the campuses to collect data.
Regent Kendall thanked the presidents and their staffs
for the information provided to the
G. Adjournment: 2:00 p.m.