USM Board of Regents Meets April 13

Adelphi, Md. (April 10, 2012) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will present Regents Awards to faculty members and vote on several new academic programs. The public session is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. Friday, April 13 in Room 232 of the Lane Center at Frostburg State University.

The Regents Awards are the highest honor presented by the Board of Regents to exemplary faculty members. Offered in four categories, the awards honor excellence in teaching; scholarship, research or creative activities; public service; and mentoring.

New academic program proposals are under consideration at several USM institutions: the University of Baltimore; Coppin State University; Frostburg State University; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; University of Maryland, College Park; and University of Maryland University College.

In other action, the board will vote on a proposal to approve room and board charges at USM institutions for fiscal year 2013. It also will vote on proposed USM enrollment projections, the facilities master plan for the University of Maryland, College Park, and a proposed $5 million increase in spending authorization for the Towson Center Arena project.

The regents will hear reports from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff and students. The agenda for the public meeting and supporting materials are available at

After the public meeting, the board will meet in executive session.

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) for special arrangements. Parking for attendees is available Performing Arts Center parking lot. For driving directions to Frostburg State University and a campus map, click and


Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719