Skip Navigation

Produced by the Office of Marketing and Communications

Subscribe Now
Campus & Community

Pines to Prioritize Excellence, Inclusiveness

New President Outlines Vision for Transformed University

By Maryland Today Staff

In a video to mark his first day as the University of Maryland’s new president, Darryll J. Pines outlined 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.”

Schools & Departments:

Office of the President

Maryland Today is produced by the Office of Marketing and Communications for the University of Maryland community on weekdays during the academic year, except for university holidays.