USM Board of Regents to Take Action on Recommendations/Implementation Plan to Strengthen Coppin State

Chancellor Kirwan to Deliver FY 2013 Annual Report

Adelphi, Md. (June 19, 2013) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will vote on several action items, including 11 proposed academic programs and the report and implementation plan prepared by the board's special review committee on Coppin State University.

The public session of the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 21, at the Richard A. Henson Center Ballroom on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), located at 1 Backbone Road, Princess Anne, MD.

The academic program proposals were approved at the recent meeting of the Board of Regents Committee on Education Policy and Student Life.

The report on Coppin State University addresses the questions that informed the board's special review and outlines strategies to help build the institution's long-term future. The report was discussed during a special meeting last month at Coppin State. The proposed implementation plan is organized around the three specific report goals, with specific actions and activities for each goal.

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.

The regents also 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 vote on whether to reconvene in executive session.

Background information and agendas are available 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.

For directions to UMES and a campus map, visit Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Richard A. Henson Center.

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719