On July 6, President Darryll J. Pines announced that Brodie Remington would assume the role of vice president for University Relations and president of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation from August 1, 2020, through July 2021.
On July 1, 2020, Darryll J. Pines became the 34th president of the University of Maryland after serving a quarter century as a professor and 11 years as dean in the A. James Clark School of Engineering.
A UMD graduate and a Terp parent with distinguished careers and who have named university scholarships have been added to the University of Maryland College Park Foundation Board of Trustees, with terms starting July 1. James Cantor ’81, M.S. ’84, executive vice president and performance excellence and strategic partnership officer for Leidos, and Laura I. Scheeler, founder and CEO for Resource Solutions, were elected at the board’s annual meeting on May 8, its first-ever all-virtual meeting.
The University of Maryland College Park Foundation and its Board of Trustees mourns the loss of the late David Driskell, Ph.D. On April 2, Chair Paul Mandell shared the following message with members of the Board of Trustees. Other tributes from the university community include a message from President Wallace Loh and articles in Maryland Today and The Diamondback student newspaper.
On the evening of February 6, Senator Douglas J.J. Peters graciously accepted the UMCP Foundation’s 2020 Outstanding Service Award. The event, attended by members of the foundation board of trustees, Maryland General Assembly and University System of Maryland Board of Regents, was hosted within the Senate President’s Conference Center in the Miller Senate Building in Annapolis, Maryland.
Following its fall board meeting, the UMCP Foundation Board of Trustees continued what has become a homecoming tradition - hosting student leaders for its annual Maryland Gave Me luncheon. The event was first launched in 2018 to spark two-way storytelling and inspiration among generations of Terps, kickstart efforts to build a culture of philanthropy among students and provide a unique opportunity for trustees to interact with some of the University of Maryland's best and brightest student leaders.