USM Board of Regents Meets April 15

Adelphi, Md. (April 11, 2011) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will present Regents Awards to 16 faculty members. The public meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 15, in The Lobby at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH).

After a call to order, the board promptly will announce that it is reconvening in closed, executive session. Upon resuming the public session, the board will recognize the award-winning faculty. The awards are the highest honor presented by the Board of Regents to exemplary faculty members. Presented in four categories, the awards honor excellence in teaching; scholarship, research or creative activities; public service; and mentoring.

In other business, the regents will take action on proposed academic programs at several USM institutions. The board also will vote on self-support charges and fees for fiscal year 2012. The full agenda and supporting materials are available at

Reports will be presented from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff and students. After the public meeting, the board will reconvene in executive session.

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.

Directions and information about parking and parking charges for attendees are available at

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719