Army Athletic Director Kevin Anderson will be introduced as the next athletic director at Maryland on Tuesday, making him just the fourth African American to actively hold the position at a Bowl Championship Series conference school.

The 55-year-old Anderson, who has led the athletic department at West Point since December 2004, will succeed Debbie Yow, who left after nearly 16 years to take the same position at North Carolina State in July.

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“Kevin has built a solid program of competitive and academic success at the U.S. Military Academy, supporting the student-athlete and demonstrating that academics and athletics can go hand in hand,” Wallace D. Loh, Maryland’s recently appointed president, said in a statement. “I am convinced that his leadership will raise Maryland Athletics to even greater heights. We are delighted to welcome Kevin into the Terrapin family.”

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