Beth Cavanaugh 301-405-4625
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh has been named a 2013 Influential Marylander by The Daily Record. Loh was recognized for his significant impact in the field of education and his demonstrated leadership throughout the state. Loh and the other honorees selected by the editors of The Daily Record will be formally recognized at a reception in March.
“We are proud to recognize Wallace Loh as one of The Daily Record’s Influential Marylanders,” says Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “Dr. Loh has had a profound impact on both his profession and this state. We are pleased to honor him for the tremendous contributions he has made and undoubtedly will continue to make in the future.”
In November 2010, Loh became UMD’s 33rd president – leading the state's flagship institution with more than 37,000 students, 12 colleges and schools, 9,000 faculty and staff. During the past two years, Loh has made innovation, entrepreneurship, diversity and globalization priorities in his pursuit of academic excellence at UMD. Most recently, Loh led the decision to move to the Big Ten Conference and join the academic consortium of Big Ten universities, known as the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) in 2014. This new affiliation will continue to advance the university’s excellence in education, research and innovation; athletics; finance and business administration; and communications, fundraising and marketing.