UMS Bulletins
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 23, 2005
Contact: John Diamond 973-3224 (949-4904 cell) or Peggy Markson 973-3245

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM TRUSTEES TO MEET DECEMBER 4-5
AT NEW OPERATIONS CENTER IN DOWNTOWN BANGOR

BANGOR – The University of Maine System Board of Trustees will meet Sunday, December 4, and Monday, December 5, at the System’s operations center in downtown Bangor. This marks the first Board meeting held at the new facility.

The University of Maine System Board of Trustees will consider a variety of financial matters when it meets in December. One item is the formal approval of a $5 million supplemental budget request which was recently submitted to Governor Baldacci’s office for possible inclusion in his next budget package. If approved, the money would be used to partially offset inflationary increases in energy costs, compensation and benefits, and other goods and services.

Trustees will also review the final financial report for the budget year that concluded on June 30, 2005, which was approved by the Audit Committee on November 21, 2005.

The Board will also discuss enrollment figures for the current academic year which show that students are enrolled in a record-high number of credit hours. Overall enrollment exceeds 34,000 students for the fourth year in a row.

Discussions 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 the Board of Trustees conference room located on the third floor of the University of Maine System office building, at 16 Central Street in downtown Bangor.

Established in 1968, the University of Maine System is the state’s largest educational entity. 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 973-3262 (TDD/TDY) or by e-mail at dwilson@maine.edu.


EDITOR’S NOTE:
The complete meeting agenda is available at http://www.maine.edu/magendas.shtml.