Annapolis 101 Event Brings Students, Legislators Together on Higher Education Issues, January 25
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (January 23, 2007) - On Thursday, January 25, 2007, the membership of the University System of Maryland Student
Council (USMSC) will meet throughout the day with members of the Maryland
General Assembly to discuss current issues pertaining to public higher
education and host its annual Annapolis 101 dinner and program that evening.
"It is important
that the members of the Maryland General Assembly, who will soon vote on the
Fiscal Year 2008 budget allocation for the system, hear from those persons
that the allocation will benefit most, the students," said Brian S. Bailey,
Chair of the USMSC. "It is important that we, the students, are visible. Legislators
need to see that students have a keen interest in the quality of their public
higher education. We realize that we need to be partners with legislators
and other public policy makers for the good of the future of the university
The USMSC was
established during the restructuring of public higher education in
Maryland in 1988 to advise the USM chancellor and board of regents in
order to ensure that system remains aware of student
perspectives and is responsive to student concerns and issues.
In addition to USMSC members
meeting with legislators throughout the afternoon, the USM Student
Day, sponsored by the USM Council of University System Faculty (CUSF),
held in the President's Conference Center East (I and II) of the Miller
Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Twenty-six students from across USM will be on
hand to present and discuss their research projects with
and visitors to the legislative office complex are encouraged to
stop by in between committee meetings and other engagements to meet
with these academically talented students.
This year's Annapolis 101 program and dinner will be held in
the same location as the Student Research Day activities. Dinner will
5:30 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Invited
include Governor Martin O'Malley, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, members
Maryland General Assembly, members of the USM board of regents, higher
administrators, and student leaders. Confirmed speakers include state
treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, USM chancellor William E. Kirwan, and Clifford
Kendall, chairman of the USM board of regents.
Contact: John Buettner