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Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III

Rethinking Education in America: A Fifty Year Perspective

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski IIIDr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992, is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was named by President Obama to chair the newly created President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He also chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads (2011).

Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME (2012) and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report (2008), he also received TIAA-CREF’s Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence (2011), the Carnegie Corporation’s Academic Leadership Award (2011), and the Heinz Award (2012) for contributions to improving the “Human Condition.” UMBC has been recognized as a model for inclusive excellence by such publications as U.S. News, which the past seven years has recognized UMBC as a national leader in academic innovation and undergraduate teaching.

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Albert Taylor Hall in Plumb Hall
on the Emporia State University Campus
7 p.m.

Book signing immediately following in the Plumb Hall Rotunda

Admission is free, but tickets are required and are available from Union Services in the Memorial Union or by calling (620) 341-6378.