Wallace Loh

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Wallace D. Loh
President of the University of Maryland, College Park
Assumed office
November 1, 2010
Personal details
Born 1946 (age 68–69)
Shanghai, China
Nationality Chinese/Peruvian/American
Alma mater Grinnell College
University of Michigan
Yale University

Wallace D. Loh (born 1946) is the current president of the University of Maryland, College Park, having assumed his role on November 1, 2010.

Loh was born in Shanghai, and emigrated at a young age to Lima, Peru. He went to the United States for college, earning a bachelor's degree from Grinnell College. He later earned a master's degree from Cornell, a doctorate in psychology from the University of Michigan, and a law degree from Yale.[1]

Before becoming the president at University of Maryland, College Park, Loh spent three decades in higher education. He has been dean of the University of Washington Law School, vice chancellor of the University of Colorado, a dean at Seattle University, and most recently provost at the University of Iowa where he oversaw budgets and personnel for the state university's eleven colleges.

During his career in academic administration, Loh has led campaigns to curb underage drinking at University of Iowa, and more significantly, to diversify the University of Washington Law School.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b De Vise, Dan (17 August 2010). "University of Iowa Provost Wallace Loh new president at University of Maryland". The Washington Post. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Walker, Childs (18 August 2010). "New UM president believes his job is a calling". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 

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