USM Board of Regents Meets February 9

Adelphi, Md. (Feb. 7, 2018) – The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents (BOR) at its next meeting will hold an educational forum on the Association of Governing Boards Guardians Initiative and act on several matters previously approved by BOR standing committees.

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be held in the Hilda and Michael Bogomolny Room (5th floor) of the Student Center at the University of Baltimore (UB), located at 21 W. Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD.

Association of Governing Boards (AGB) President Rick Legon will discuss The Guardians Initiative, an AGB campaign to educate and engage trustees as advocates on key issues in higher education.

Voting matters before the board include two new academic programs at Towson University and facilities-related matters at various USM institutions. The board also will vote on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between USM and the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center that will create USM’s third regional higher education center.
The MOU would help to provide USM with a well-established partner in bringing advanced education and training opportunities to the St. Mary’s County region.

The board will hear reports from the chancellor, councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff and students. The final public session item is a vote on whether to reconvene in closed session to discuss items exempted from public consideration under the Open Meetings Act.

These items include various personnel matters (including presidential reviews); legislative audit matters that are ongoing and, therefore, confidential; collective bargaining negotiations; lease of real property in College Park; approval of recommendations for USM Regents’ Faculty Awards; and any other items that fall under categories specifically exempted from public consideration under the Open Meetings Act. Background information and the full agenda with supporting materials and the closing statement and are available here.

Sign language interpreters and/or other appropriate accommodations for eligible individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call 301.445.2756 (voice) or 301.314.7683 (TTY/ITT) for special arrangements. Information about directions and parking options in the UB campus area are here.

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719