Celebrating Maryland’s 34th President: Darryll J. Pines, PhD

(uplifting music) – The University of Maryland, College Park is a world-class institution,
and Dr. Pines brings to this position a wealth of experience. – He will pave a bold path forward for the university, for the
community, for Maryland itself. – I look forward to working with Darryll, to make him successful
in any way that I can, and I know the Board of
Regents feels the same way. – We are lucky at UMD
to have attracted him as our 34th president, and I am delighted to welcome him in his new role. And it is now my pleasure to
introduce Darryll J. Pines, the 34th president of the
University of Maryland. (upbeat music)
(audience applauds) – I’m deeply honored to
thank many people today and each and every one of
you who are here today. I am grateful for my family’s support, to the Board of Regents,
and to President Wallace Loh for his leadership and deep friendship with me over the past 10 years. (audience applauds) I’m inspired everyday by
the outstanding faculty and leaders and the passionate
civically engaged students and alumni who make College
Park the special place that we all know and love. (audience applauds) I strongly believe that education is the great equalizer,
and it happened to me. I will work to inspire Maryland pride across the campus, the state,
the nation, and the world. We must embrace and
celebrate our diversity and ensure that every person who comes to Maryland has the opportunity
to share in that excellence. (audience applauds) Lastly, I ask that you also
demand excellence of me. So I thank you today for giving me this wonderful opportunity to lead this incredible
land-grant institution. It’s an honor to be the 34th president of the University of Maryland,
College Park. Thank you. (audience applauds)

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