USM Board of Regents to Meet September 18, Present Regents Staff Awards
Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 15, 2015) -- The University System of Maryland
(USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will honor recipients of the Board
of Regents Staff Awards. The board also will vote on a policy to more easily facilitate
technology commercialization efforts deemed to be high-economic impact
The public session will
begin at 9 a.m. Friday, September 18 on the Concourse of the Physical Education
Complex at Coppin State University, 2500 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD.
The Staff Awards
recognize staff members who have made exceptional contributions to their
organizations, students and the university community. Recipients will be honored
by the board at a private awards breakfast, and then acknowledged shortly after
the start of the public session.
The policy on high
economic impact development relates to legislation enacted in 2012 that established
a structure within existing procurement practices to encourage technology commercialization
activities that are expected to have a significant economic impact on the
institution, USM or the state. The
proposed policy establishes a process through which institutions may request
certification from the chancellor to be designated as "high impact
economic development activities" (HIEDA).
university system presidents, faculty, staff and students will present reports.
At the end of the
public agenda, the board will vote on whether to reconvene in closed session to
discuss personnel, legal, public investment, development of operating budget, and collective bargaining issues, matters that fall under closing guidelines of
the Open Meetings Act. The agenda and supporting materials are here.
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 here.
The full agenda and
supporting materials are available here. Sign language interpreters and/or
other appropriate accommodations for eligible individuals with disabilities
will be provided upon request. Please call 301.445.1901 (voice) or 301.314.7683
(TTY/ITT) for special arrangements.
Contact: Mike Lurie