Darryll Pines: The 1st Black to be appointed president of top US university in school's 164-year history

Darryll Pines: The 1st Black to be appointed president of top US university in school's 164-year history

- Darryll Pines has been named president of the University of Maryland

- He makes history as the university's first-ever African-American to be appointed president of the university since it was founded 164 years ago

- Pines will begin official duties as president of the university reportedly on July 1, 2020

Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in

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.

READ ALSO: Powerful story of how Despite's son met Tracy animated in giant wedding cake (video)

YEN.com.gh learnt Pines is succeeding Dr. Wallace Loh, who resigned after the controversial death of one of the school’s football players, Jordan McNair.

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.

In other stories, YEN.com.gh previously reported that from gourmet kitchens, huge pools, luxury living and master bedrooms, stylish bathrooms to lavish outlooks, most people are fascinated by the gorgeous additions that adorn the huge mansions of popular people.

And a recent video shared by Ghanaian blogger, YouTuber and social media influencer, Zionfelix, shows the luxury features inside the Coachmen Mirada owned by Rev Obofour.

The mobile home has a front lounge, which functions as a sitting space, a kitchen, or more typically, a ''kitchenette'', 3 TV Sets, bedroom, and a mini lounge which makes it homely and as comfortable as possible.

READ ALSO: Titanic love: Video of GIJ 'students' deeply kissing on campus pops up

Faces of Ghana: Ghana’s 1st Female Police Bemoans High Rate of Police Indiscipline | #Yencomgh

Subscribe to watch new videos

Enjoyed reading our story? Download YEN's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major Ghana news!

Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page.

Source: YEN.com.gh

Online view pixel