The University System of Maryland announced Wednesday that Darryll Pines would take over the role.
The Board of Regents' education committee recently approved a proposal for the major.
The major, called immersive media design, will combine computer science and art.
Monday marked the first anniversary of her death.
The report comes nearly a year after freshman Olivia Paregol died from complications of the virus.
The search for UMD's next president has been an uninspiring process.
UMD is bad at football, and that's perfectly fine.
The UMD community isn't really being included in the search for UMD's next president.
The emergency legislation was created Tuesday night.