USM Board of Regents Committees on Audit, Finance Meet Oct. 17

Adelphi, Md. (Oct. 15, 2013) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Committee on Audit and Committee on Finance will meet on Thursday, October 17. Both meetings will take place at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD.

The Committee on Audit will convene at 10 a.m. in Building III, Room 3156 of the Camille Kendall Academic Center, to vote publicly on whether to reconvene in closed session. Should the vote be approved, the committee in closed session will discuss litigation matters, drafts of financial statements, and activities of the Office of Legislative Audit and the Office of Internal Audit. These topics fall within the proper guidelines of the Maryland Open Meetings Act for holding meetings in closed session.

The Committee on Finance will vote publicly at noon in Building III, Room 3156, on whether to reconvene in closed session. The reason for closing is to discuss and make recommendations on the acquisition of real property in Baltimore and Salisbury, Md. The agenda and supporting material can be found at

The committee is then scheduled to meet in public session at 12:45 p.m., in Building III, Room 4202. The committee will receive an informational presentation on the Facilities Master Plan Update for the Universities at Shady Grove. Other information items before the committee are the Towson University Smith Hall project alternative site study and the sale of University of Maryland, College Park property to Prince George's County for a right-of-way bridge crossing of CSX Railroad tracks.

The committee will vote on items that increase authorizations for renovations at Towson University to Ward Hall and West Hall (for a student health and counseling center) and two residence halls. It will also vote on a contract for renewal of scientific supplies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

The agenda and background information 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 adjacent garage. For more detailed information about adjacent parking areas and directions to USG, see


Contact: Mike Lurie
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