Maryland Governor Wes Moore, UMBC President Emeritus Freeman Hrabowski to Speak at ACE Presidents and Chancellors Summit
February 26, 2024

With just days to go until the 2024 ACE Presidents and Chancellors Summit kicks off, ACE is pleased to announce the two final major speakers of the inaugural event: Maryland Governor Wes Moore and Freeman A. Hrabowski III, ACE Centennial Fellow and president emeritus of University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Registration for the event closes Friday, March 1.

The Presidents and Chancellors Summit, scheduled for March 3-5 in Washington, DC, is an exclusive event designed solely for current ACE member presidents and chancellors. Participants will examine crucial issues facing higher education, engage with thought-provoking and inspiring leaders, and exchange innovative ideas among peers.

Governor Moore is Maryland’s first Black governor and just the third African American elected governor in U.S. history. Before assuming office, Governor Moore served as CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, which distributed over $600 million toward lifting families out of poverty. He also built and launched BridgeEdU, which reinvented the freshman year of college for underserved students to increase their likelihood of long-term success. Governor Moore is a U.S. Army veteran and a Rhodes Scholar.

Hrabowski, who served as UMBC president from 1992 to 2022, is an innovative national higher education leader who helped turn UMBC into an exemplar of inclusive excellence. Hrabowski’s research has focused on science and math education, with a special emphasis on minority participation and performance. Following his retirement from UMBC, Hrabowski was named the inaugural ACE Centennial Fellow.

Their session is sponsored by Florida Atlantic University.

Governor Moore and Hrabowski join a diverse group of speakers who will share their distinct perspectives on the higher education landscape. Attendees will also participate in a variety of engaging events, such as the welcome reception and dinner on Sunday, March 3, sponsored by TIAA, and Salon Dinner Talks on Monday night.

You can learn more about the summit and review the complete agenda by clicking here. If you have any questions, please email​