Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III to Keynote at Summer Changes Everything™
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Posted by: Tyler Mattingly
This year’s Summer Changes Everything™ general session keynote speaker is Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III.
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III has served as 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.
You'll have the opportunity to meet Dr.Hrabowski and purchase a signed copy of his book, Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM Achievement at conference.
He was recently 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 recent report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads.
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 academic innovation and inclusive excellence by such publications as U.S. News, which the past six years ranked UMBC the #1 “Up and Coming” university in the nation.