Hearing to be Held October 28 on Proposed Merger Between UMB and UMCP

Adelphi, Md. (Oct. 24, 2011) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents will conduct a public hearing from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, October 28 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 merger study was directed by the 2011 Maryland General Assembly's Joint Chairmen's Report. The report directs the board to submit a study examining the advantages and disadvantages of such a merger.

The hearing will take place in the Atrium of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union at the University of Maryland, College Park. An overview of the study of a potential UMCP-UMB merger can be found at http://www.usmd.edu/regents/UMCP-UMBMergerStudy/.

On October 21 at UMB, the board held its first such public hearing on the merger study. Details on how individuals can share their views with the board can be found at http://www.usmd.edu/regents/UMCP-UMBMergerStudy/RTS.html.

Sign language interpreters and/or appropriate accommodations for eligible individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call 301.445.1901 (voice) or 301.314.7683 (TTY/ITT) to make special arrangements.

Parking for attendees is available in the adjacent Union Lane Garage. For driving directions to UMCP and a campus map, click http://www.transportation.umd.edu/visitor/campusmap.html.





Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719
Email: mlurie@usmd.edu