USM Board of Regents Committees on Finance, Economic Development Meet September 13

Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 10, 2012) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Committee on Finance at its next meeting will hear information items regarding the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) facilities master plan and the USM review of capital improvement projects.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in Ballroom A (Room 208) of the SMC Campus Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), 621 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD. The committee will announce publicly at 10 a.m. that it is first meeting in closed, executive session.

The UMCES facilities master plan for 2012-2022 focuses on a unified vision for an institution with multiple locations across the state. The plan sets forth a strategy for renewal and reinvestment in existing facilities to address the existing deferred maintenance backlog and improve efficiency of the current physical plant. The report on capital improvement projects reflects activity for the five-month period starting March 1, 2012.

Background information and the agenda are available at

At the same UMB location, the Committee on Economic Development and Technology Commercialization is scheduled to convene in public session at noon. The committee will hear several information items, including data on the formation of new companies facilitated by the USM institutions from January 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012. Also included is an update on the newly formed UM Ventures and the UM Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The committee first will convene in executive session at 11:30 a.m. in Room 210. 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.

Parking is available in the Penn Street garage, at 120 South Penn Street. Information can be found at

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719