WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) spoke this morning with Dr. Darryll J. Pines, who begins his tenure as the 34th President of the University of Maryland, College Park today:
"I was so glad to welcome Dr. Pines to his new role as President of the University of Maryland, College Park today. For more than 25 years, Dr. Pines has been an integral part of the Terp family. His leadership and experience serving as Dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering has prepared him well for this important new role.
"Dr. Pines takes the helm of UMD at a critical time for our University, for our state, and for our nation as a whole. I am confident that he will put the needs of our students first and address the challenges we face without hesitation.
"Under Dr. Pines' leadership, I'm confident the University of Maryland will continue to be a world-class institution. I look forward to working with him to support the students, faculty, and staff at the University of Maryland."