"I don't know if we can trust you at the end of the day,” one student said.
Thousands have signed onto petitions calling for, among other demands, increased funding for mental health personnel.
Pines will take over as president on July 1.
About 200 people gathered in front of the city’s Civic Center to show solidarity with the Black community.
The protest was designed to raise awareness of the university’s own pitfalls with addressing racism.
Thousands have signed on, joining the call begun by a doctoral student.
The event followed an eight-hour-and-46-minute prayer chain.
The department has received rifles and other equipment from the controversial 1033 program.