THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF
April 11, 2003
Following the public session of the Board, Chairman Kendall
moved, Regent Larson seconded and the Board of Regents voted
unanimously to convene in closed and Executive Session with
Chancellor's Council on Friday, April 11, 2003, at Towson
University beginning at 2:00 p.m. Those present were:
Chairman Kendall, Regents Finan, Florestano, Houghton, Hug,
Johnson, Josey, Larson, Nevins, Rosapepe, Tydings, Wood and
Canter; Chancellor Kirwan, Vice Chancellors Vivona, Martin,
Assistant Attorney General Anderson and Short ; Presidents
Boesch, Gira, Heeger, Hrabowski, Lowe, Interim President
Jones, Vice President McNeil (Coppin), Mr. Pocari (UMCP),
Dr. Zinner (SU), Dr. Colston (UMES), Mr. Lauer (UMBI),
Dr. Parker (CUSF), Ms. Ryan, Mr. Bryce, Mr. Canavan,
Ms. Vukovich, Ms. McMann and Regents-elect Mitchell and
Pevenstein. The Board of Regents reviewed items on the
agenda that were exempted under the Open Meetings Act
for consideration in closed and executive session. The
meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.
Chairman Kendall moved, Regent Larson seconded and the
Board of Regents voted unanimously to convene in closed and
Executive Session with the Chancellor on Friday, April 11,
2003, at Towson University beginning at 3:35 p.m. Those
present were: Chairman Kendall, Regents Finan, Florestano,
Houghton, Hug, Johnson, Josey, Larson, Nevins, Rosapepe,
Tydings, Wood and Canter; Chancellor Kirwan, Vice Chancellors
Vivona, Boesch, Assistant Attorney Generals Anderson and
Ms. Ryan and Regents-elect Mitchell and Pevenstein. The
Board of Regents reviewed items on the agenda that were
exempted under the Open Meetings Act for consideration in
closed and executive session. The meeting adjourned at
Minutes of the sessions are attached.
Chairman Kendall called the public meeting of the Board
of Regents of the University System of Maryland to order at
9:15 a.m. on Friday, April 11, 2003 at Towson University.
Those present were: Chairman Kendall, Regents Finan,
Florestano, Houghton, Hug, Johnson, Josey, Larson, Nevins,
Rosapepe, Tydings, Wood and Canter; Chancellor Kirwan, Vice
Chancellors Vivona, Boesch, Martin, Assistant Attorney
Generals Anderson and Short; Presidents Bogomolny, Gira,
Heeger, Hrabowski, Lowe, Mote, Ramsay, Interim President
Jones, Vice President McNeil (Coppin), Dr. Zinner (SU),
Dr. Colston (UMES), Mr. Lauer (UMBI), Dr. Parker (CUSF),
Mr. Hill (CUSS), Ms. Ryan, Regents-elect Mandel, Mitchell
and Pevenstein, USM staff members, members of the press and
A. Welcome and Remarks from Host Institution. Dr.
Dan Jones, Interim President, welcomed the Regents,
Presidents and others to Towson University. He thanked
the Regents and staff for their assistance during his
tenure as interim president. Dr. Jones noted that Dr.
Robert Caret would be returning to Towson University as
president on July 1, 2003. Dr. Caret was previously
executive vice president and provost at Towson University
before becoming president at San Jose State University.
Regents Kendall and Nevins thanked Dr. Jones for his
service as interim president.
B. Committee of the Whole
1. Regent Kendall welcomed Richard Hug as a new
member of the Board of Regents. He also introduced
incoming Regents - Gov. Marvin Mandel, Mr. Robert
Pevenstein and Mr. Robert Mitchell who will begin
their duties on July 1, 2003.
2. Presentations of the Regent Faculty Awards.
Regent Kendall and Chancellor Kirwan presented the
awards to the following individuals
- Dr. Judith Stribling (SU) and Dr. Gian Gupta
- Dr. Noel Myricks (UMCP) - Mentoring
- Dr. Warren D. Tewes (UMB) - Public Service
- Dr. E. Wendy Saul (UMBC) - Public Service
- Dr. Memo Diriker (SU) - Public Service
- Dr. Govind Rao (UMBC) - Research/Scholarship/
- Dr. Elizabeth Gantt (UMCP) - Research/Scholarship
- Dr. Spencer Benson (UMCP) - Teaching
- Dr. Lea Ramsdell (TU) - Teaching
- Dr. Kimberly L. Hunter (SU) - Teaching
3. The minutes of the February 21, 2003 meeting were
4. Chancellor William E. Kirwan presented his report
to the Board. The legislative session has ended but the
budget process has not. There will be much work ahead.
Dr. Kirwan thanked the Regents and Presidents for their
hard work and many hours spent in Annapolis. He also
thanked the System Councils and business community for
the many letters written and visits to the members of
the legislature on our behalf. Dr. Kirwan stated that
the Grassroots advocacy effort was remarkable - 23,000
signatures on a petition in support of higher education,
9,000 e-mails sent to legislators; 16,000 names Maryland
citizens in our database. Will Castleberry is to be
commended for getting this effort up and running so
USM's Joe Bryce and the institutional legislative
liaisons were outstanding in their work during the
legislative session as well as Jim Salt and Mark Beck
of the USM capital planning office who did a superb job
in the capital budget process.
Dr. Kirwan announced that Dr. Stanley Battle has
assumed the presidency of Coppin State College and
that Dr. Robert Caret is the incoming president at
Dr. Kirwan also announced that Vice Chancellor
John Martin will be leaving USM to go to the
University of Connecticut as president of their
Foundation. Regent Josey expressed her appreciation
for Mr. Martin's leadership and his assistance to her
during her tenure as chair of the External Relations
Regents Kendall and Wood thanked Dr. Kirwan for his
tireless efforts during the legislative session noting
that there is much work to be done.
5. Report of the Grassroots Efforts: Regent
Rosapepe thanked and congratulated John Martin on the
very effective grassroots efforts. A broad based
mobilization was created - every institution
participated; over 1000 students, 5000 faculty
and staff; 1000 parents, 2000 alumni. It was a
trial run this year but it is anticipated that
there will be more participation on all levels
for next year.
Regents Florestano, Finan, Larson, Johnson and
Tydings all praised the grassroots efforts and
look forward to greater participation from the
institutions, alumni and others next year.
6. Regent Wood moved acceptance of the
Resolution of Appreciation to for Regent
Lance W. Billingsley; seconded by Regent
Josey and unanimously approved. The
resolution was read into the minutes
by Regent Wood. Full text on file
with the minutes.
C. Report of the Advisory Councils
1. President Gira presented the
report of the Council of University System
Presidents expressing appreciation to Dr.
Dan Jones for his work during the year.
Dr. Gira stated that it had been a most
difficult General Assembly session for
everyone. She expressed the appreciation
of the presidents to the Regents and the
Chancellor for their extraordinary efforts
during the session and year.
Regent Kendall stated he had never
seen such good cooperation between the regents and
presidents and looks forward to the continued
efforts of all concerned.
2. Dr. David Parker presented the report of
the Council of University System Faculty. The
CUSF and faculty of the USM institutions
demonstrated in Annapolis; sent letters to
legislators and the Governor regarding the
budget situation. He thanked the Regents,
Chancellor and Presidents for their efforts.
3. Council of University Staff report
was presented by Chairman Joe Hill. The
CUSS was also active in contacting
legislators through letters, e-mail and
personal visits regarding the budget problems.
4. Dr. David Parker presented a brief report
from the University System Student Council for
Tyler Patton, who was ill. The Council is
preparing to hold its elections soon.
There still has not been a student
regent appointed by the Governor.
Regent Canter said that the students had
held a mock funeral to protest the budget
cuts in Annapolis. There was a good
collaborative effort between institutions.
Regent Kendall stated that Student
Regent Andrew Canter has been a real
contributor this year to the Regents and
the efforts in Annapolis. He announced
that Mr. Canter has received a Jack Kent
Cooke Regional Scholarship for his
D. Regent Nevins presented the report on
the Committee on Finance which met on March 20,
Item 2: USM Enrollment projections:
2003-2012: The enrollment projections are
required by the Board to be presented annually
to MHEC. The projections forecast increased
student demand. At this time enrollment is
expected to grow from the current 93,000
currently to 115,000 in 2012. Vice
Chancellor Vivona presented an overview of
the projections and possible scenarios
depending on funding levels.
Regent Nevins moved that the Board
approved the enrollments projections as
recommended by the Chancellor. Seconded by
There was discussion
among Regents on what will be done if
funding is not available to meet the increased
enrollments; retain quality; meet the needs of the
citizens of Maryland and the need for the institutions
to be more efficient. Regent Nevins pointed out that
if the money is not available, it would be necessary
for the Regents to revise enrollment projections.
This issue is a major public policy issue that the
governor, legislators and others need to be involved in.
The 2003-2012 USM Enrollment Projections were
Item 3: Self Support Charges and Fees for
FY 2004 - Regent Nevins moved for approval, seconded
by Regent Florestano.
Regent Canter stated that Charges and Fees are
major student issues. Question for SU: Which charges
are for public/private housing? Mr. Pusey: The charges
you are going to approve today are for not public/private
housing. They are done separately. Regent Canter:
Who approves the fees for your public/private housing?
Mr. Pusey: The university/president approves the fee -
this is the case with all public/private housing at all
The students will come back to the Regents with
four or five simple, no-cost recommendations that could
be used to get greater feedback from the Student
Government presidents and greater involvement with
the student regent at the institutions and the student
bodies. Regent Canter will make that presentation at
the June meeting.
Regent Nevins: That would be very welcome.
Item 3 seconded by Regent Florestano and
Regent Nevins requested that Items 4, 6, 7, 8, and
9 be placed on the consent agenda; seconded by Regent
Finan and unanimously approved.
Item 4: Proposed Technical Clarification of
VII-2.70-Policy on Student Classification for Admission,
Tuition and Charge-Differential Purposes.
Item 6: Salisbury University: Public/Private
Partnership for Student Housing
Item 7: UMCP: Increase in Funding Authorization
for the Gossett Football Team House Expansion
Item 8: UMCP: Public/Private Partnership for
Item 9: UMB: Dental Clinic Operations Contract
Exceeding $5 Million
Items 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 were unanimously approved.
Item 5: Frostburg State University: 2001-2001
Facilities Master Plan.
President Gira presented a brief overview of the FSU
facilities master plan. There was a full presentation
before the Finance Committee. Regent Nevins moved for
approval, seconded by Regent Florestano and unanimously
Item 10: The Financial Data Report for the Seven
Months Ended January 31, 2003 was presented as an
E. Regent Florestano presented the report
of the Committee on Education Policy which met on
March 19, 2003.
Item 2: Academic Programs Actions - Regent
Florestano presented the academic programs for approval:
a. FSU: New Areas of Concentration
i. International Studies: International politics,
economics, business and development
ii. Business Administration: general
management, human resources
iii. Geography: global systems analysis
b. FSU: Bachelor of Technical and Professional
Studies (BTPS) in Criminal Justice
c. UB: Master of Fine Arts in Integrated Design
d. UB: Master of Fine Arts in Creative
Writing and Publishing Arts
e. UMBC: Master of Arts in Education
f. UMBC: Bachelor of Science (BS) in
Psychology (substantial modification)
g. UMCP: R.H. Smith School of Business:
discontinuance of bachelor's program in Human
h. UMUC: Bachelor of Technical
and Professional Studies (BTPS) in
Regent Florestano moved for approval; seconded
by Regent Rosapepe and unanimously approved.
Items 3 through 8 were presented for
Item 3: Minority Achievement Plans:
Exemplary Institutional Programs/Activities
Item 4: MHEC Program Categories and Definitions
and Relevant MHEC and BOR Approval Process
Item 5: USM Enrollment Projections: 2003-2012
Item 6: USM Biotechnology Strategic Plan: Update
Item 7: Annual Report on Intercollegiate Athletics
Item 8: Reported Required by USM Policy in
E. Committee on Technology. Regent Wood stated
that the minutes from the March 7 conference call will
stand as his report.
F. New Business
1. Regent Kendall said that the official
welcoming event for Chancellor and Mrs. Kirwan will
take place on June 6 at UMUC. The event will raise
funds for scholarships in Dr. Kirwan's honor during
a reception, concert and dinner.
2. Regent Kendall and Chancellor Kirwan
presented a plaque to Dr. Mortimer Sellers of the
University of Baltimore, who has been named as a
USM Regents Professor.
3. Discussion of Values, Visions and
Goals for the USM Strategic Plan: Chancellor
Kirwan presented a preamble to a process that
will occupy a considerable about of time over
the coming months. The State Plan mandates that
the System and its institutions maintain a strategic
plan and that these plans be updated every two years.
We feel that this is not an ordinary update; many
things have changed in a short period of that are
not reflected in our current plan including the
changed fiscal circumstances, the acute workforce
shortages our State is experiencing in certain key
areas, and the anticipated enrollment surge. We must
reflect the Board's views and priorities and the plan
will require the Board's approval. A process will be
put in place to get the Board's feedback as the drafts
of the plans are developed. Chancellor read the Vision,
Values and Goals summary; a copy is on file with the
Chancellor Kirwan requested comments or
suggestions from the Regents.
Several suggestions were made by the Regents.
These will be incorporated into a reviewed version.
A final version will be brought back to the Regents
4. Chancellor Kirwan presented the "
Regents Priorities" - major issues that will
need to be addressed by the Board of Regents:
a. Charter of the USM as a public corporation
b. Teacher preparation and workforce development
c. Technology transfer and commercialization
d. Resource development
e. National eminence
f. Effectiveness and efficiency
These priorities were developed as a
result of two retreats - one with the presidents
and one with the Regents.
5. Dr. Lawrence Leak, Assistant State
Superintendent, Maryland State Department of
Education, presented a briefing on the Federal
"No Child Left Behind" law.
The law states that beginning SY 2002-03,
all new teachers hired in Title I programs must be
"highly qualified." Meaning that public
and elementary and secondary teachers must be fully
certified by the state and must not have had any
certification requirements waived on an emergency,
temporary or provisional basis. By the end of
2005-06 year, all teachers teaching in "core
academic subjects" in each public elementary
and elementary and secondary school must be "
highly qualified." Local school systems must
notify parents if their child is being taught by a
teacher who does not meet the definition of highly
qualified. If states do not comply, Title I Federal
funding would be at stake. The State must submit a
plan of action defining how non-qualified teachers
will be brought up to the "highly qualified
G. The meeting was adjourned at 1:10 p.m.