USM Board of Regents Meets December 7

Adelphi, Md. (Dec. 5, 2012) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will vote on a proposed change in the name of the Committee on Education Policy and the facilities master plan for the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

The public meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 7, on the Concourse of the Physical Education Complex at Coppin State University, 2500 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD.

During a discussion at the October meeting of the Committee on Education Policy of its role, function, and annual agenda, it was suggested that a name change might more appropriately reflect the committee's responsibilities regarding student life. Inclusion of "student life" in the committee's title would put appropriate focus on the committee's work regarding student perspectives and issues.

In other action, the board will vote on a proposal to establish a committee to conduct a comprehensive review of Coppin State University (CSU) and develop strategies to increase student retention and graduation rates, improve administrative operations and financial stability, and build a culture focused on success. A transition in leadership at CSU provides the board an opportunity to consider such a review.

Reports will be presented from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff and students.

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

Parking is available in the adjacent Lot H to the Physical Education Complex. For driving directions to Coppin State University and a campus map, click

The full agenda and supporting materials are available online at Background information will be available at the meeting. 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.

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719