After 164 years since the University of Maryland was established, Darryll Pines, has made history as the first African-American to be appointed president of the university.
The University of Maryland’s Board of Regents named Darryll Pines president in the school’s 164-year history, WJLA reports.
Darryll Pines has worked as a staff at the University of Maryland for the last 25 years and once served as dean of the School of Engineering.
Congratulations, Dr. Pines!
We are thrilled to share that Dr. Darryll J. Pines was announced today as #UMD’s next president.https://t.co/1LZzajK6i1 pic.twitter.com/V8I5r8ygv8
— Univ. of Maryland (@UofMaryland) February 12, 2020
Until this appointment, Pine has been serving as the Dean of the Clark School of Engineering which has geared him for this new role.
The university previously had an African-American Chancellor who acted as president, but Pines will be the first official president on record for the school.
Speaking on his appointment, Pine said he is honoured to take on the leadership role at the university.
Pines will begin his duties as president at the University of Maryland starting this summer, July 1, 2020.
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