President Hrabowski gave the keynote address at the Campus Technology 2014 annual conference in Boston this week. The conference focuses on the use of innovative technology in higher education.
President Hrabowski was a guest on both NPR’s Tell Me More and WYPR’s Midday With Dan Rodricks this Wednesday, discussing mentorship and the graduation gap in higher education.
A recent article about the American Council on Higher Education (ACE) Fellows Program in the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education quotes President Hrabowski. The ACE Fellows Program seeks to prepare college leaders for senior-level positions in higher education. The program has been successful in increasing the number of minority and women presidents in colleges and universities.
Dr. Hrabowski has participated in the program as a mentor, training administrators like Dr. Jack Thomas, who is now president of Western Illinois University. Dr. Hrabowski praised the mission of the program, calling it “one of those rare opportunities in American higher education that focuses on experiences that can broaden a future leader.”
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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski recently wrote an essay on the importance of education to the promise of the American Dream in Trusteeship, a magazine published by the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities.
In his essay, Dr. Hrabowski recounts the history of access to higher education, from the G.I. bill that enabled veterans to attend college to present-day legislation further extending access. He encourages college and university leaders to continue making education accessible to under-served populations, saying, “We must invest in our children and young people, in education, and in research if we’re to continue to grow and thrive as a nation.”
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President Hrabowski participated in an interview about innovation and the changing culture of higher education on EvoLLLution, an online newspaper focusing on continuing education.
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WBJ Managing Editor Robert Terry says our president has “proven himself a visionary,” but Hrabowksi affirms he is staying put. “I’m seeing how we are building an institution that’s a national model,” Hrabowski says. “I really do believe in UMBC.”
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On Thursday, February 27, President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper, a White House initiative that empowers young men of color.
My Brother’s Keeper will partner with businesses, government officials, faith leaders, non-profit organizations and private groups. These groups have pledged to invest in programs aimed at helping men of color, and replicate successful efforts across the country.
Dr. Hrabowski, chair of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans, attended the event along with national leaders including General Colin Powell, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge.
At the event, President Obama said, “Government cannot play the only – or even the primary—role… broadening the horizons for our young men and giving them the tools they need to succeed will require a sustained effort from all of us.”
The Daily Record recently named President Hrabowski and Alum Diane Bell-McKoy ’73, sociology, in their 2014 list of Influential Marylanders.
Influential Marylanders celebrates people who have made significant impacts in their fields and continue to be leaders in Maryland. Winners are chosen in the categories of civic leadership, communications, education, finance and more.
Bell-Mckoy, President and CEO of Associated Black Charities, was selected in the civic leadership category, while Dr. Hrabowski was chosen for his work as UMBC’s president in the education category. Dr. Hrabowski will also be inducted into the Circle of Excellence, as it is his third year as an Influential Marylander.
Congratulations, President Hrabowski and Diane Bell-Mckoy!