University Board of Regents Violated the Maryland Open Meetings Act While Discussing move to Big Ten Conference

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 PDF Document: Board of Regents Report

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- The University of Maryland violated the state's Open Meetings Act, while discussing the move to the Big Ten Conference, a recent investigation found.

The University decided, in November, to move its athletics from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) to the Big Ten. 

The Maryland Compliance Board decided that the University's Board of Regents violated the Open Meetings Act by holding the majority of their meetings in private, without notice to the public, according to a document they release to the media. 

"Accordingly, we find that the Board of Regent Violated the Open Meetings Act by failing to give public notice of its November 18 and 19, 2012, special meetings and by failing to follow the Act's mandatory procedures for closing an opening meeting," the documents stated. 

Click here to see the rest of the report filed by the Maryland Compliance Board.

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