USM Board of Regents to Hold Special Meeting May 15

Adelphi, Md. (May 13, 2013) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents will hold a special public meeting to vote on a proposed schedule of tuition and mandatory fees for fiscal year (FY) 2014 and hear a presentation of the final report prepared by the Special Review Committee on Coppin State University.

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, in Room 109 of the Physical Education Complex at Coppin State University, 2500 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD.

In December 2012, the board established 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 has provided the board an opportunity to consider such a review. The review process has included three public hearings on campus.

The committee's report addresses the questions that informed the review and outlines strategies to help build the institution's long-term future. The report will be discussed during this meeting as an information item.

In addition to the FY 2014 tuition and mandatory fee schedule, the board will vote on the FY 2014 operating budget. Parking is available in Lot H. For driving directions to Coppin State University and a campus map, click

Agenda and supporting materials for board meetings are available online at

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