USM Board of Regents Meets Sept. 19

Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 17, 2014) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will honor the recipients of the Board of Regents staff awards. The board also will vote on the sale by Coppin State University of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum to the Coppin Heights Community Development Corporation, two proposed master's degree programs at Towson University, and revisions to the Board of Regents policy on student social media privacy.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. September 19, at Towson University in the West Village Commons, Ballroom B.

The board also will receive the 2013-14 summary of USM institutional achievement gap reports for informational purposes and vote on a proposed policy to implement incentive-based compensation for athletic directors and coaches.

The regents will hear reports from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff and students. At the end of the public agenda, the board will vote on whether to reconvene in closed session to discuss personnel, legal, property acquisition, public investment, collective bargaining, and administrative items that fall under closing guidelines of the Open Meetings Act. The full agenda, with supporting materials including the closing statement, can be accessed here.

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 West Village Parking Garage. Maps and driving directions can be found at

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719