USM Board of Regents Meets June 22

Adelphi, Md. (June 19, 2012) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will vote on several new academic program proposals and also take action on the fiscal year (FY) 2014 capital budget request and FY 2013 System-funded construction request.

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, June 22 at Perdue Hall (Room No. 151 and Atrium Lobby) on the campus of Salisbury University.

The new academic programs under consideration are B.S. degrees in marketing and management of information systems at Coppin State University; a B.F.A. in acting at Towson University; a B.A. in film studies at the University of Maryland, College Park; and an M.A. in English Studies at UMBC.

Last month, the board's Committee on Finance held its annual capital budget workshop to review and discuss strategic priorities for the system's capital improvement program. The presidents of the system's 12 institutions participated. Other action items before the full board include an amendment to the board policy regarding non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and proposals to improve parental leave and other family supports for faculty and staff.

The regents will hear the Chancellor's annual report and reports from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff and students.

After the public meeting, the board will meet in executive session. Background information and the agenda are available at

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.

Directions and a campus map for Salisbury University can be accessed at Parking will be available in Lots B and C.

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719