Approved October 22, 2004
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF BOARD OF REGENTS
September 10, 2004
Coppin State University
Chairman Kendall moved, Regent Nevins seconded and
the Board of Regents voted unanimously to convene in
Closed and Executive Session with the Chancellor on
Friday, September 10, 2004, 8:15 a.m. and adjourned at
9:00 a.m. at Coppin State University. Those present
were: Chairman Kendall, Regents Acosta, Finan,
Florestano, Gill, Horine, Houghton, Hug, Johnson (by
phone), Mandel, Mitchell, Nevins, Pettit, Pevenstein,
Rosapepe, and Tydings, Chancellor Kirwan, Ms. Ryan,
Assistant Attorney Generals Cobb, Langrill and Short.
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 reconvened at 11:15 a.m. and adjourned at 12:55
Notes of the session attached.
A. The meeting of the University System of Maryland
Board of Regents was called to order at 9:10
a.m. on September 10, 2004 at Coppin State
University. Those in attendance were: Chairman
Kendall, Regents Acosta, Finan, Florestano, Gill,
Horine, Houghton, Hug, Johnson (by phone), Mandel,
Mitchell, Nevins, Pettit, Pevenstein, Rosapepe, and
Tydings, Chancellor Kirwan, Vice Chancellors Goldstein,
Schwab and Vivona, Assistant Attorney Generals Cobb,
Langrill and Short, Presidents Battle, Boesch,
Bogomolny, Gira, Heeger, Hrabowski, Hunter-Cevera,
Dudley-Eshbach, Lowe, Ramsay, Caret, Thompson, Dr.
Wiley (UMCP), and members of the press and others.
B. Welcoming Remarks from Host Institution -
President Battle welcomed Regents, Presidents and
others to Coppin State University. Dr. Battle
presentation centered on the many positive things
that have been happening at Coppin recently.
President Battle was commended by several Regents
on his successes at Coppin.
C. Committee of the Whole
1. The minutes from the meeting of June 23, 2004
were unanimously approved.
2. Chancellor Kirwan presented his report to the
Regents. Full report on file with the minutes as well
as the USM Web site.
3. A report on Enrollment Planning and Strategy
was presented by Vice Chancellor Vivona.
D. Report of the Councils
1. Council of University President - President
Bogomolny presented a brief report of the CUSP.
He noted that the Presidents value their
policy discussions with the chancellor and will work to
meet the commitments of the academic
initiatives proposed through E&E efforts.
2. Council of University System Faculty - No
3. Council of University System Staff - Mr.
Crockett stated that CUSS will have its
first meeting in September, committees will be
formed and initiatives for the year will be selected.
4. University System Student Council - No
E. Finance Committee - Regent Nevins presented the
report of the Finance Committee.
1. Summary of Actions from the meeting of August
Action was deferred on two items: policy
outlining inventory potential of surplus
properties and contingent conversation to
Regent Nevins proposed placing items 2-5 on the
consent agenda; seconded by Regent Florestano and
2. USM: Twenty-Fourth Bond Resolution (action)
3. Proposed FY 2005 Contract between the UMB and
the UMMS Corporation (action)
4. Proposed Modification to Board of Regents
Policy VII-7.23- Military Leave with pay
for Exempt and Nonexempt Staff
Employees on Regular Status; and VII-7.24 -
Call-up to Active Military Duty During a National
or International Crisis or Conflict for USM
Exempt and Nonexempt Staff Employees on Regular
5. Exempt Salary Structures (action)
The following items were presented for information
6. UMCP: IT Needs Assessment Survey
7. BSU Master Plan (information)
8. Facilities Renewal Fee (information). The
Facilities Renewal Fee is not an option at
this time. Regent Nevins requested that the
Chancellor return to the Regents with a
F. Report of the E & E Work Group - Regent Kendall
presented a brief report on the E&E Work group which
has been working for about a year. Specific areas
of need have been identified; we have received the
report from Accenture. The Institutions have been
very helpful to the committee; and Mr. Kendall
thanked the presidents, vice presidents, provosts,
faculty and staff for their valuable input.
G. Adjournment: 11:03 a.m.