USM Board of Regents Meets Oct. 21 at Towson University, Holds Same-Day Separate Session at UMB on Proposed Merger

Adelphi, Md. (Oct. 18, 2011) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will vote on the Frostburg State University facilities master plan and a proposal to create a College of Health Professions at Coppin State University.

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, October 21 at Towson University in the West Village Commons, Room 404.

Under the proposed structure for a College of Health Professions at Coppin State, the new college would house the School of Nursing and the School of Allied Health. The board will discuss several information items, including an update on the status of reports required by the 2011 Joint Chairmen's Report of the Maryland General Assembly.

The regents will hear reports from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff and students. The full agenda can be accessed at Parking is available in the West Village Parking Garage. Maps and driving directions can be found at

Also on Friday, October 21, the Board of Regents will conduct a public hearing as part of its study of a potential merger of the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The hearing is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at UMB. An overview of the study of a potential UMCP-UMB merger can be found at

The hearing will be held in Ballrooms A and B of the second floor of the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center. The center is located at 621 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD. Parking is available at the Pratt Street and Penn Street garages. Information can be found at

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719