USM Board of Regents Meets February 17

Board to Vote on New Academic Programs, Hear Forum on Freedom of Speech

Adelphi, Md. (Feb. 15, 2017) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will hear an educational forum on freedom of speech and vote on items previously approved by board standing committees.

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, February 17 in the Multi-Purpose Room of Building II at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD.

The speaker for the educational forum is William A. Galston, who holds the Ezra Zilkha Chair in the Brookings Institution's Governance Studies Program. He has also been a faculty member at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), where he was the Saul Stern Professor and an acting dean of the UMCP School of Public Policy. A regular commentator on national news outlets, Galston is the author of eight books and more than 100 articles in the fields of political theory, public policy, and American politics. 

Action items before the board include approval of the Coppin State University facilities master plan, three academic program proposals, and funding authorization for repairs to Millennium Hall at Towson University.

The regents will hear reports from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff and students. The board will vote on whether to reconvene in closed session to discuss items that fall under categories specifically exempted from public consideration under the Open Meetings Act. These items include various personnel matters, acquisition of real property, collective bargaining, legal matters, and any item requiring consideration in closed session to comply with a specific statutory requirement.  

The full agenda, with supporting materials, can be accessed 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. Parking is available in the adjacent garage. Directions to USG can be found here.


Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719