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In his inaugural address, President Darryll Pines shares his vision for UMD (The Diamondback)

President Pines shares his vision and the university’s next plans — five new actions on topics such as diversity and inclusion, the environment and the arts. Read the original article in The Diamondback

RBC's Brian Kroneberger, University of MD President Darryll Pines, Former MD Governor Bob Ehrlich Jr., And Senior Fellow At The Heritage Foundation Mike Gonzales (WBAL)

President Pines discusses his vision for the university post COVID-19 and expresses his gratefulness for the university's connection to the Mitchell family. Listen to the WBAL segment

More Than a Name (Inside Higher Ed)

University of Maryland administrators acknowledge history and promoting inclusivity by naming new buildings for barrier-breaking alumni of color. Read the original article on Inside Higher Ed

University of Maryland Administrators Partner With Black Student Leaders on Campus Climate (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)

President Pines announces the assembly of a new a group of Black student leaders, representing about 30 student organizations, to help advise university leaders on how to set an “anti-racist agenda." Read the original article in Diverse Issues in ...

University of Maryland president greets voters at College Park campus' first early polling site (The Baltimore Sun)

President Pines volunteers at the new early voting center set up at the XFINITY Center on campus. Read the original article in The Baltimore Sun

So much for honor': Despite COVID cases, college students partied Labor Day weekend away (USA Today)

President Pines spends time in the City of College park to encourage students to adhere to health and safety measures. Read the original article in USA Today

African American Male Presidents at PWIs Start Tenures Amid Black Lives Matter Flashpoint (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)

Drs. Darryll J. Pines, Jonathan Holloway and Gregory Washington, three Black leaders in higher education, discuss the challenges they face at predominantly White institutions during a time of two crises: the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and protests over ...

Education In A Pandemic: What The Future Holds For Large (The Kojo Nnamdi Show)

Kojo Nnamdi sits down with President Pines to talk about the pressure of leading the university through two, pandemics, his vision for this academic year and the future of the university. Find the interview on

At George Mason and U-Md., new presidents arrive amid national crises (The Washington Post)

President Gregory Washington (George Mason University) and President Darryll Pines (University of Maryland) discuss the convergence of a global pandemic, national protests over racial inequity and an economic crisis and the rare opportunity for them to ...

Pines: ‘Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Community’ at U.Md. (The Washington Informer)

President Pines begins his new role as the university’s first Black president and 34th overall, sharing his two main priorities for the university — to demonstrate excellence and create a more inclusive and multicultural community. Read the original ...

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