Comptroller Franchot to Participate in Student Discussion and Tour of Towson University

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

WHAT:           Comptroller Franchot will visit Towson University this afternoon to participate in an informal roundtable discussion with students and to tour the campus. The Comptroller will see a new science building and College of Health Professions projects.

The fiscal 2017 capital budget, which pays for nearly $1 billion in construction projects, includes $6.15 million for design of the new science building, which is slated to receive $180 million through fiscal year 2020 for construction. The new 316,000-square-foot building will replace Smith Hall, which opened in the mid-1960s.

Towson University is the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second-largest university in the University System of Maryland.

WHEN:           Today, April 12, 2016

                        2:15 p.m.

WHERE:        Towson University

8000 York Road

University Union, Room UU 306 (Conference Room)

Towson, MD 21252

CONTACT:    Vicki Fisher 410-260-7816 (office), 443-534-6259 (cell)