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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski to Address ACE2018

January 10, 2018


​Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) will be a featured speaker during ACE2018, ACE’s 100th Annual Meeting.

ACE will celebrate 100 years of leadership and advocacy at ACE2018. Register now for the meeting, scheduled for March 10-13 in Washington, DC. 

Hrabowski, who has been named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News & World Report, will address the Monday Luncheon Plenary on March 12. He will focus on the evolution of higher education in the United States over the past five decades and the role of colleges and universities in building American society and addressing its challenges.

Hrabowski has led UMBC since 1992. His research and publications focus on science and math education, with special emphasis on minority participation and performance. He chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the 2011 report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads. He was appointed in 2012 by President Obama to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

With philanthropist Robert Meyerhoff, Hrabowski co-founded the Meyerhoff Scholars Program in 1988. The program, which is recognized as a national model, is open to all high-achieving students committed to pursuing advanced degrees and research careers in science and engineering, and advancing underrepresented minorities in these fields. His most recent book, Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM Achievement, describes the events and experiences that played a central role in his development as an educator and leader.

ACE2018 is the country’s most distinguished higher education event, convening nearly 2,000 leaders from deans to presidents and chancellors. It will enable institutional leaders to generate fresh perspectives for practical solutions, network with top leaders across all higher education sectors, and bring data-driven insights back to campus.

Visit the ACE2018 website for additional information and to register. Join the conversation on Twitter at #ACE2018DC.

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