University of Maryland picks first #AsianAmerican president

(TBD) After four months, the University of Maryland has selected a new president. His name is Wallace Loh, and he comes from the University of Iowa. A native of Shanghai, Loh is the first Asian American president to lead the University of Maryland.

UMD’s first Asian American president leaves the University of Iowa and brings a touching story of immigration from Shanghai with him.

“I’m committed to advancing this university to its next level of excellence,” stated Loh.

In a packed auditorium, students, faculty and alumni, including House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, welcomed the new school leader.

Hoyer said, “The University of Maryland is a great institution but it can, and I believe under your leadership and clearly the selection committee believed that, will be greater.”

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