ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a measure to implement reforms requiring more transparency at the University of Maryland Board of Regents after its handling of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair’s death last year.
May 29 will be the one-year anniversary of the day that McNair collapsed during a Maryland Terrapins team workout. He died 15 days later.
“If you knew Jordan, if you came across him, his smile alone was everything,” Martin McNair, Jordan McNair’s father, said at a ceremony for his son. “This is where we turn our pain into purpose.”
The Board of Regents reform includes a new system for appointing members and requires meetings to be video streamed to counter a culture of closed doors meetings.
The reform also requires a review of financial disclosure statements and education and training in UMS policies.
Gov. Hogan called the bill a, “landmark to add transparency.”
“We’re going to be signing 174 bills into law,” Hogan said. “A landmark measure to add transparency and oversight to the University of Maryland Board of Regents.”