USM Board of Regents Meets December 6

Adelphi, Md. (Dec. 4, 2013) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will vote on the facilities master plan update for the Universities at Shady Grove and hear an information item from the Regents Task Force on Enabling Transformation Through Technology.

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, December 6 in the Multi-Purpose Room of Building II at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD.

The USG facilities master plan (FMP) update builds upon its FMP from 2003 and is consistent with USG's mission, strategic plan and current enrollment growth projections.

The Regents Task Force on Enabling Transformation Through Technology was created in October during the board's annual retreat. In the recent past a number of industries have undergone radical transformation due to the application of information technologies. The board has established this task force to investigate the changes and opportunities that technology presents to the USM.

The regents will hear reports from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff and students. The full agenda, with supporting materials, can be accessed at

The board will vote at the end of its public agenda on whether to reconvene in closed session to discuss personnel, legal, and administrative items that fall under the closing guidelines of the Open Meetings Act.

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. Parking is available in the adjacent garage. For more detailed information about adjacent parking areas and directions to USG, see

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719