USM Board of Regents to Vote on Proposed Academic Programs, Capital Budget

Adelphi, Md. (June 14, 2010) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will vote on several new academic proposals and act upon the fiscal year 2012 capital budget request and the FY 2012-2016 capital improvement program.

The public session of the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 18, at the Richard A. Henson Center Ballroom on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), located at 1 Backbone Road, Princess Anne, MD.

At 8:15 a.m., a special public session of the regents committee on education policy will be held at the same location to vote on a proposed M.S. in Human Computer Interaction at the University of Maryland, College Park.  If approved by the education policy committee, the regents will take action on that program and four others previously approved by the committee.

The votes on capital budgets follow the annual capital budget workshop last month to review and discuss strategic goals for the system's capital improvement program. The presidents of the system's 12 institutions participated in that workshop.

The regents also will hear the Chancellor's annual report and reports from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff and students.

After the public meeting, the board will meet in executive session.

Background information and agendas are available at 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.

For directions to UMES and a campus map, visit Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Richard A. Henson Center.

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719