Media Alert - Board of Regents to Meet July 10

July 5, 2002

Board of Regents to Meet July 10 at Bowie State University

The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents will meet in regular public session on Wednesday, July 10 at 9 a.m. in the Center for Learning and Technology at Bowie State University in Bowie, MD.

Among the items to be considered by the Board are the following:

  • Fiscal Year 2003 election of new officers
  • FY 2003 meeting schedule
  • Parking fees for FY 2003 at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)
  • FY 2004 capital budget request of $174,668,000
  • FY 2004-2008 capital improvement program
  • FY 2004-2013 10-year capital plan
  • FY 2003 USM-funded construction program request of $55,200,000
  • Coppin State College facilities master plan
  • Public-private partnership development of a daycare center at UMCP
  • Request to increase the scope of two projects at UMCP -- the Comcast Center ($3.1 million in additional funding) and student housing (approximately $2 million to cover prevailing wage costs and $1.19 million for costs associated with scope adjustments)
  • Request to increase the scope of the Kim Engineering Building project at UMCP ($3.7 million, with $2.4 million from facilities renewal funds for FY 2004 and 2005 and $1.2 million in private funds)
  • USM enrollment projections, 2002-2011
  • New academic program proposals, including a master of arts and certificate of advanced study in school psychology from Bowie State University; a bachelor of arts in international studies and a master of science in mathematics education from Salisbury University; a bachelor of science in integrated elementary education-special education from Towson University; a doctorate in management information systems from the University of Baltimore; and a master of science and doctorate in bioengineering from UMCP
  • Resolution on student riots
  • Changes to the constitution of the Council of University System Faculty
  • Institutional minority achievement plans
  • Low-productivity programs
  • Regents policy on use of foundation and alumni association funds to provide economic benefits to USM employees
  • USM capital campaign progress report
  • Discussion of FY 2004 tuition rates
The Board's nominating committee has forwarded the following slate of officers for a vote at the July 10 meeting:

Chairman: Nathan A. Chapman Jr.
Vice Chairman: Charles R. Larson
Secretary: Steny H. Hoyer
Treasurer: Thomas B. Finan Jr.
Assistant Secretary: William T. Wood
Assistant Treasurer: Patricia Florestano

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.

Chris Hart
Phone: 301/445-2739