Hagerstown campus time line

May 20, 1999

A partial chronology of developments for the University System of Maryland, Hagerstown campus.

-- Dec. 15, 1998: Washington County Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook announces the University System wants to establish a one-building Washington County campus.

-- Jan. 21, 1999: The County Commissioners tour Shady Grove Center, a system campus on which the county campus is modeled.

Two county administrators tell the County Commissioners the best of the four campus site offers is at Allegheny Power's Friendship Technology Park.


-- Jan. 26: The County Commissioners vote to pay $25,000 to the University System of Maryland for a program plan for the campus.

-- Feb. 1: The Allegheny Power site is selected by a steering committee.

-- Feb. 2: Allegheny Power announces the company will donate the 20-acre parcel to the county.

-- April 5: Gov. Parris Glendening approves a plan to give the county $150,000 to start planning the campus.

-- April 29: Wayne E. Alter Jr., a Hagerstown businessman, pledges $100,000 to the college and challenges other businesses to do the same.

-- May 4: The County Commissioners adopt a budget that includes $500,000 in the fiscal 2000 Capital Improvement Program budget for the campus.

-- May 18: Hagerstown City Council decides in closed session to offer the Baldwin House Complex as a free site for the campus. The offer is made public the following day.

The University System Capital Planners gives the County Commissioners a proposed timetable for the campus with classes scheduled to begin there in September 2002.

-- May 20: The county receives a written offer from the city.

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