UMCP Foundation welcomes Darryll J. Pines, 34th president of the University of Maryland

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.

The University of Maryland College Park Foundation and its Board of Trustees is eager to welcome Dr. Pines in his role and to support his vision and priorities as outlined in a video shared in Maryland Today. In it, Dr. Pines outlines a pair of interlocking missions: to strengthen teaching and learning, research, innovation, the arts and athletics at UMD; and to create an inclusive, multicultural campus environment.

“As an institution of higher education, we have a responsibility to meet these global challenges,” Pines said, referencing what he called the two pandemics of COVID-19 and violence against the Black community. “And in that obligation I see the opportunity to reinvent the modern public research university.”

To learn more, read Dr. Pines' welcome letter and his biography.

The University of Maryland welcomes Dr. Darryll J. Pines as our 34th president. President Pines marks his first day with a video message to the Terp community and a new vision for our campus.