USM Regents Finance Committee Meets March 25

Adelphi, Md. (March 22, 2010) - The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Committee on Finance at its next meeting will take action on enrollment projections for 2010-2019 and the facilities master plan update for the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (UMES).

The public meeting is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 25 in the Minnegan Room of the Johnny Unitas Stadium Field House at Towson University. The committee will meet in closed session at 10 a.m.

The vote on enrollment projections continues a practice of annual updates from USM institutions on their enrollment projections for a 10-year period. The overall projected headcount growth (undergraduate and graduate students) for the 10-year period is 19 percent, an increase from 148,676 to 176,482 students. The committee will vote on whether to recommend approval by the Board of Regents of the enrollment projections as submitted.

The UMES facilities master plan (FMP) update builds upon the 2002 FMP and addresses physical planning aspects associated with the university's planned growth in new programs and enrollment.

The committee also will take action on terms for a dental student clinics management contract at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Information items before the committee include a presentation of the FMP update for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a report on fiscal year 2009 procurement contracts with the USM.

Background information and agendas will be available at the meeting. 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.

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Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719