Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Northern New Jersey
Zoom Link provided upon registration

Join the University of Maryland Northern New Jersey, Philadelphia and Boston Alumni Networks for a virtual evening with President Darryll J. Pines. All Network leaders and alumni are invited to learn more about President Pines, gain insight on the current and future state of the University, his bold agenda to "Move Maryland Forward", and explore his plans to improve engagement with alumni living outside of the Maryland area to drive increased involvement. The conversation will include an introduction from Northern New Jersey Terps President, Rich Cohen`87 and Treasurer, Brian Scholder`92, and a moderated Q&A session with Amy Eichhorst, Executive Director, Alumni Association. Alumni will have the opportunity to submit questions ahead of the event during the registration process, as well as through live chat during the event.

We look forward to President Pines’ insight as the University optimistically moves through these current challenging times. The event link will be provided following your registration.


Darryll J. Pines serves as president of the University of Maryland as well as the Glenn L. Martin Professor of Aerospace Engineering. 

Formerly the Nariman Farvardin Professor of Engineering and dean of UMD’s A. James Clark School of Engineering, where he has been on the faculty since 1995, Pines amassed a record of academic leadership and research accomplishments that have dramatically elevated the school’s rankings and stature nationally and internationally.  In 2019, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his “inspirational leadership and contributions to engineering education.” 

As dean for 11 years, Pines instituted sweeping changes to improve the student experience, including revamping teaching in fundamental undergraduate courses; encouraging participation in national and international student competitions; emphasizing sustainability engineering and service learning; and expanding innovation and entrepreneurship activities. 

Students have consistently taken top honors in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, placed fifth in Elon Musk’s global Hyperloop pod design competition and hold the world record for human-powered flight duration. Among other out-of-the-classroom opportunities, the Clark School’s Engineers Without Borders chapter is considered one of the nation’s best. The school also launched Startup Shell, the first student-run business incubator on a university campus in the United States, and its students helped create two major hackathons, Bitcamp and Technica, the first all-female and non-binary hackathon on a university campus. 

As a result of investments in targeted recruitment, advising, STEM outreach and its signature Keystone Engineering Education Program, the Clark School’s one-year undergraduate retention rate stands at 91% and its five-year graduation rate at 75%, which rank in the top 10 among public flagship universities in the United States.

For more on President Pines, you can read his full biography here.



RSVP by: 
June 8

For Questions:
Brian Scholder