USM Board of Regents Meets October 22

Adelphi, Md. (Oct. 19, 2010) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will vote on energy-performance contracts at three USM institutions and hear informational updates on several educational policy initiatives.          

The public meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, October 22 in the Hilda and Michael Bogomolny Room (5th floor) of the Student Center at the University of Baltimore, 21 W. Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore, Md.

The board will vote on whether to recommend approval of energy-performance contracts sought by Bowie State University, Towson University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with different energy service companies. Through energy-performance contracts, USM institutions can reduce campus energy consumption and align with state goals for carbon footprint reduction.

Among the educational policy initiatives for discussion are institutional reports on closing the achievement gap. The USM initiative to close the achievement gap addresses the threat posed by the state's gap in college retention and degree completion for lower income and under-represented students. The board also will hear a brief summary of last month's presentation before the board's Education Policy Committee regarding general education requirements.

Reports will be presented 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 will be available at the meeting. Sign language interpreters and/or appropriate accommodations for eligible individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call 301.445.1901 (voice) or 301.314.7683 (TTY/ITT) to make special arrangements.

Information about parking and parking charges for attendees is available in the University of Baltimore parking garages indicated at For driving directions to UB and a campus map, click


Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719