USM Board of Regents Meets on Thursday, June 17

Baltimore, Md. (June 15, 2021) – The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 17. Access to the meeting is via livestream at the following link:

Due to the COVID-19-related restrictions on gatherings currently in effect, members of the public who wish to comment during the public comment period of the meeting are asked to email their comments in advance of the meeting to the following email address:

The board will hold an education forum, “International Students,” presented by leaders from three USM institutions. Action items before the board include new degree programs at Coppin State University; University of Maryland, College Park; and University of Maryland, Baltimore County; approval of 2021 cultural diversity reports from all USM institutions; and a request from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to use standardized tests as an optional criterion for admission.

The regents also will hear reports from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff, and students.

The final item of the public session will be a board 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 annual reviews of the chancellor and USM presidents; two collective bargaining memoranda of understanding; the proposed fiscal year 2023 capital budget submission and potential adjustments to the submission; acquisition of real property; approval of recommendations for the Board of Regents staff awards; and the awarding of new contracts for Human Capital Management and Enterprise Resource Planning systems and their implementation.

Agendas and supporting materials for Board of Regents committee meetings are here.


Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719