USM Board of Regents Meets June 19, Receives USM Annual Report

Final Meeting of the Full Board for Chancellor Kirwan

Adelphi, Md. (June 17, 2015) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will vote on several new academic program proposals, consider the fiscal year (FY) 2017 capital budget request, and receive the Chancellor's annual report.

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, June 19 at The Atrium at Perdue Hall, on the campus of Salisbury University. The address is 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD.

This is the final scheduled meeting of the full Board of Regents for USM Chancellor William E. "Brit" Kirwan, who in May 2014 announced his plans to step aside as chancellor upon the appointment of a successor. The board last December appointed University of Massachusetts System President Robert L. Caret, a past president of Towson University, as the next USM chancellor. Chancellor Kirwan will serve through June 30 and will be succeeded by Dr. Caret on July 1.

Resolutions of Appreciation will be offered to the following regents whose service on the board recently ended or will end on June 30: Earl Hance; C. Thomas McMillen; Catherine Motz; Tracye Turner; Paul Vance (posthumously); and student regent Raheela Ahmed.

The new academic programs under consideration are a B.S. in health sciences at Coppin State University, several B.A. programs in music at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and an M.S. in learning design and technology at University of Maryland University College.

The regents will also hear reports from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff and students.

After the public meeting, the board will vote on whether to meet in closed session. In closed session, the board would discuss issues specifically exempted in the Open Meetings Act from the requirement for public consideration. Those issues include meetings with two USM presidents for their performance reviews; recommendations for Regents Staff Awards; property acquisitions in the City of Baltimore; performance review of the chancellor, and a request for Regents Professor appointment.

Background information and the agenda are available here. 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.

Directions and a campus map for Salisbury University can be accessed here. University staff will direct attendees to parking.

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719