Dr. Hrabowski has been President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County for 20 years. During his tenure, UMBC has become one of the top schools in the country for graduating STEM majors of all races. Graduating from Hampton Institute with high honors in mathematics at the age of 19, Dr. Hrabowski went on to receive his M.A. in mathematics and his Ph.D. in Statistics and Higher Education Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at the age of 24. Throughout his career, Dr. Hrabowski has been honored for his outstanding leadership and service to institutions such as the NSF, NIH and NAS. In 2012, he was named by President Obama to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.
Talks with this Speaker
Freeman Hrabowski points out that math and statistics provide the tools not only for engineers and scientists to do their work, but also for a multitude of other careers. (Talk recorded in November 2012)
- H. School / Intro Undergrad
- Adv. Undergrad / Grad
Freeman Hrabowski and Michael Summers discuss why programs that support and graduate minority students in STEM subjects are necessary. (Talk recorded in November 2012)
- Educators of H. School / Intro Undergrad
- Educators of Adv. Undergrad / Grad