USM Board of Regents Holds Annual Retreat October 13

Baltimore, Md. (Oct. 11, 2022) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents will hold its annual retreat on Thursday, October 13. The retreat will be held at The Hotel at the University of Maryland, in the Terrapin Ballroom.

The hotel address is 7777 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD. Details on parking and transportation are here.

The board retreat is a day of discussion sessions designed to address ongoing challenges and opportunities in the higher education landscape, both nationally and in Maryland.

The public meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. with a brief update from USM Chancellor Jay A. Perman regarding the new USM Vision 2030 Strategic Plan. Roger Ward, the provost and executive vice president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), will lead off a series of discussions regarding governance.

The retreat includes an update on a recent report from the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS); a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion discussion regarding a multi-campus post-doctoral initiative to diversity the professoriate; and a research segment, “Powering the USM Research and Development Enterprise for Growth and Impact,” presented by Michele Masucci, the recently appointed USM vice chancellor for research and economic development.

At 12:50 p.m., will vote publicly on whether to reconvene in closed session to discuss items exempted from public consideration under the Open Meetings Act. The items are a crisis management discussion and exercise and a discussion of Board of Regents survey results.

The retreat will resume in public session (after 2:30 p.m.) with a legislative session preview featuring a discussion with budget chairs of the Maryland General Assembly—Sen. Guy Guzzone and Del. Ben Barnes. It is anticipated the retreat will conclude at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Agendas and supporting materials for Board of Regents meetings can be found 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.

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719