Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Report Recommends More Money for University of Maryland System

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Report Recommends More Money for University of Maryland System

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A report was delivered to the governor this month that recommends the state give the University of Maryland-College Park an extra $22 million over the next two years.

The governor's task force also will urge the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the University System of Maryland to create a statewide funding strategy for higher education. The panel's report also recommends that students in the University of Maryland System be guaranteed at least $5,000 in funds each.

The task force's recommendations would have to be accepted by Gov. Parris Glendening and the General Assembly. If they were accepted, they could lead to guaranteed funding for Maryland's higher education institutions, which are now discretionary items in the state budget.

The funding guarantees will "give university presidents a built-in, reliable component to their budgets ... so they can project what programs they can take care of," says Montgomery County Delegate Nancy K. …

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