USM Board of Regents Committees on Finance, Economic Development Meet November 17

Adelphi, Md. (Nov. 15, 2016) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Committee on Finance and the Committee on Economic Development and Technology Commercialization will meet on Thursday, November 17. Both meetings will take place at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Inn and Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi, MD.

The Committee on Finance will meet at 10 a.m. in Room 1105, on the conference center's main level, and vote publicly on whether to reconvene in closed session. In closed session, the committee would discuss issues specifically exempted in the Open Meetings Act from the requirement for public consideration. Those issues are a real property acquisition in the city of Salisbury and the awarding of a new contract for online digital advertising.

The committee is scheduled to meet in public session at 10:30 a.m. in the Chesapeake Ballroom and receive a couple of presentations, including the Coppin State University facilities master plan update and the fall opening enrollment report for FY 2016. The committee will also vote on several action items including the demolition of three structures located on the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus at 114-120 N. Greene St. The agenda and supporting materials are here.

The Committee on Economic Development and Technology Commercialization will meet at 12:20 p.m. in the Chesapeake Ballroom. The committee will hear an information item on a featured start-up company, Leverege, LLC. The company, based at bwtech@UMBC, develops software-as-a-service products that leverage software innovations such as big data and predictive analytics that can help businesses make better decisions and reduce time to market. The committee also will be briefed on selected economic development initiatives, including a cyber workforce talent development program and the latest USM new company formation report. The agenda and supporting materials are here.

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.

Parking for the meetings will be available in UMUC's Inn and Conference Center garage. Driving directions can be found here.

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719