WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement today after it was announced that Darryll Pines has been selected to serve as the next President of the University of Maryland, College Park. Pines is the current Dean of the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park:
“I join in congratulating Dean Darryll Pines on his selection to serve as the next President of the University of Maryland. He is an outstanding choice. His extensive experience serving as the Dean of the Clark School of Engineering has undoubtedly prepared him for this new role. While there was previously an African American Chancellor of the University, which served the same functional role as President, I am proud to see him make history as the first African American President of the University.
“I want to thank outgoing President Dr. Wallace Loh for his 10 years of service to the Terp family. His leadership has been instrumental to the success of the University, and he will be greatly missed.
“I am confident Dean Pines’ decade of service to the University of Maryland makes him the best fit for this position, and I look forward to working with him in the coming years to support students and ensure the University of Maryland remains a top university in our nation.”