USM Board of Regents to Hold Annual Retreat

Adelphi, Md. (Nov. 28, 2016) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents will hold its annual retreat on Wednesday, November 30 at the Westin Annapolis Hotel. The address is 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD.

The retreat begins at 8 a.m. in the Annapolis Ballroom with a public vote on whether to reconvene in closed session. In closed session, the board would discuss matters that fall under the guidelines of the Open Meetings Act. Those matters are Board of Regents organization and meeting formats and development of fiscal year 2018 operating and capital budgets for USM.

The public session is scheduled to begin at 8:45 a.m. The morning session will have updates on several ongoing issues, including Senate Bill 1052, the USM Strategic Plan Update, and the USM Scorecard publication on USM core strategic priorities.

The lunch speaker will be Cathy A. Trower, president of a governance consulting and coaching firm (Trower & Trower, Inc.) that has provided such services to more than 130 nonprofits in sectors ranging from universities to hospitals to associations. She is a former research director at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Afternoon discussions include an update on USM's Effectiveness & Efficiency 2.0 initiative and statewide economic development efforts. The agenda for the meeting, with supporting documents including the closing statement and reasons for closing, can be found here.

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719