USM Regents Finance Committee Meets November 18

Adelphi, Md. (Nov. 12, 2010) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Committee on Finance at its next meeting will vote on approval of the Coppin State University facilities master plan update and hear informational presentations regarding the USM 2020 Strategic Plan and opening fall 2010 enrollments.

The public session is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, November 18, in the President's Board Room, 14th floor of the Saratoga Office Building at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The building is located at 220 North Arch Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. The committee first will meet in closed, executive session at 10 a.m.

The Coppin State facilities master plan covers fiscal years 2009 through 2019. It builds on the framework established in the 2001-2011 plan and addresses needs associated with the university's targeted enrollment growth.

The committee also will vote on an approval request from the Institute for Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore to exercise the third of four one-year renewal options with Metrica, Inc. The company provides support staff services to the IHV for its work in Africa and the Caribbean.

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.

Parking is available in the Saratoga Garage, also located at 220 North Arch Street in Baltimore. For driving directions to UMB and a campus map, click on

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719