Board of Regents to Consider Academic Program Proposals

Presidents Forum on USM's Relationships with Community Colleges also on Agenda

ADELPHI, Md. (October 18, 2005) The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents will consider proposals for three academic programs at its next meeting. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 1 pm Friday, October 21, at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, 32 W. Washington Street. It will be in room 124-125.

The board will review proposals for the following programs:

  • Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, to be formed by joining five existing doctoral programsHuman Genetics, Molecular and Cell Biology, Pathology, Pharmacology, and Physiology;
  • Master of Professional Studies and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Professional Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC);
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Senior Housing Administration at UMBC.

Also at the meeting, the board will launch a new initiative, the Presidents Forum, an opportunity for the regents and the presidents of USM institutions to have a focused dialogue on selected topics. The topic at Friday's meeting will be the relationships between the university system and community colleges.

Access the full agenda for the board meeting at: /usm/regents/Agendas/fb102105.html. Full agendas and background information also will be available at the meeting. 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.

The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown is one of USM's two regional higher education centers. The other center is the Universities at Shady Grove in Montgomery County. To learn more about the Hagerstown center, visit:

Contact: Anne Moultrie