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University System plans still in the works

September 15, 2004|by WANDA T. WILLIAMS

Academic officials with University System of Maryland have not made a final decision on whether a fourth state university will join the Hagerstown campus and have not finalized course offerings for the spring semester, Frostburg State University Provost Stephen Simpson said Tuesday.

State universities interested in offering courses at the downtown campus formed the Hagerstown Governing Council at a meeting Tuesday, he said.

"It's a body that decides on programs and academic policy issues related to the center," Simpson said.

The Hagerstown campus is at 32 W. Washington St.

David Warner, executive director of the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, said Friday that Frostburg State University, University of Maryland University College in Adelphi, Md., and the University of Maryland-Baltimore have agreed to offer courses at the center.

Also Tuesday, city officials announced a partnership with the Hagerstown facility.

According to a press release from the city, the Hagerstown Police Department will relocate its downtown substation and training academy to the new facility. The school will donate office and classroom space in exchange for police presence in and around the campus, according to the press release.

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City and university officials will formalize the partnership Thursday during a 10 a.m. ceremony at the Hagerstown campus.

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