Official Opinions of the Compliance Board
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the Boardroom on the 4th Floor of The Earl S. Richardson Library. The purpose of this “CLOSED” meeting will be to discuss legal and personnel matters. On December 4, 2012, the Board convened in what its minutes describe as a public session. According to the minutes of that session, the “Chair read in its entirety the Citation of Authority for Closed Session,” and the fifteen members present at the meeting voted “to convene in closed session for the purposes set forth in the attached Statement of Authority for Closed Session.” The “Statement” attached is the “Citation of Authority.” It provides only the following information about the Board’s decision to meet in closed session: As permitted by § 10-508 of the State Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland . . . , the Board of Regents of Morgan State University will meet in closed session: (1)
To discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance evaluation of appointees, employees or officials over whom the Board has jurisdiction; or (2)
Any other personnel matter that affects 1 or more specific individuals SG § 10-508(a)(1)(i) and (ii), And (3)
To consult with counsel to obtain legal advice, SG § 10-508(7). . . . The minutes of the closed session show that the Board then convened in closed session. Those minutes list the persons present and describe the actions taken as follows: A.
Personnel Matter—Renewal of Contract The Board considered two motions. A majority of the Board voted against a motion to renew a personnel contract in the manner contained in the contract as an option. Second, a majority of the Board voted in favor of a motion not to extend the employment agreement under consideration beyond its initial term (June 30, 2013), and authorized the Chair of the Board to communicate this result to the affected employee.