Today is my first day as the 34th President of the University of Maryland. I have been on our campus for more than 25 years as an Assistant Professor, Department Chair, and Dean. Now, I am honored and humbled to be leading our great university in the third decade of the 21st century. My wife, Sylvia, and our two children love the University and the great state of Maryland. We have proudly raised two Terps! We are all part of the greater Terrapin Family and we are excited about our collective future.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., once said that: "The ultimate measure of a man is not where one stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where one stands in times of challenge and controversy."
President Pines is formally announced as the 34th president of the University of Maryland's College Park campus, after leading engineering school since 2009.
University of Maryland’s next president is a soccer dad to D.C. United’s Donovan Pines (The Washington Post)
Over the years, Darryll Pines has gone from professor to dean of the engineering school — and emerging soccer fan — to president of the state’s flagship university. This summer, he will succeed Wallace D. Loh, who is retiring.
Darryll Pines, veteran engineering dean of the University of Maryland, is selected as the 34th president of the state’s flagship public university in College Park, leaders of the state university system announced.