UMS Bulletins
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2005
CONTACT: John Diamond 207-973-3224 or Rita Sullivan 207-973-3245


UNIVERSITY SYSTEM TRUSTEES TO MEET MARCH 13-14
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT MACHIAS

MACHIAS - The University of Maine System Board of Trustees will meet Sunday, March 13 and Monday, March 14 at the University of Maine at Machias (UMM).

Agenda items include review of tenure nominations; an update on the University System's Strategic Planning Initiative; discussion of the acquisition of surplus federal property at the Corea Naval Base in Gouldsboro, Maine, for subsequent transfer and development of aquaculture-related research and commercialization facilities; discussion of the elimination of the Associate Business Administration (ABA) degree at the University of Southern Maine (USM); and other matters relating to Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, Finance and Facilities, and Human Resources for the University System.

The agenda also includes discussion and approval of several facilities projects, including: residence hall renovations at the University of Maine (UMaine) and construction of a new residence hall on USM's Gorham campus - both financed through self-supporting revenue bonds; the acquisition of property for USM's new University Commons on the Portland campus; construction of the Alfond Arena Hall of Fame at UMaine; and the naming of the new residence hall at the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF).

Discussion will take place during committee sessions scheduled for Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, followed by a meeting of the full Board of Trustees at 2:00 p.m., in Kimball Hall's Portside Room.

Established in 1968, the University of Maine System is the state's largest educational institution, with more than 34,300 students enrolled. It features seven universities - some with multiple campuses -- located across the state, as well as 11 University College outreach centers and more than 100 interactive distance education sites. For more information, log onto www.maine.edu.

All Board meetings are open to the public. Persons with disabilities, who need accommodations to attend, should call David Wilson, director of the University System Facilities Office, at 973-3335 (voice) or 973-3300 (TDD) or by e-mail at dwilson@maine.edu.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The complete meeting agenda can be viewed at http://www.maine.edu/magendas.shtml.