Portrait of Freeman A. Hrabowski, III.


Portrait of Freeman A. Hrabowski, III.


Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, UMBC's current president, took the helm after the departure of President Michael Hooker in 1992. Hrabowski has had particular success in improving achievement in higher education for minorities in STEM programs. In 1988, while serving as vice provost, Hrabowski co-founded the now nationally-recognized Meyerhoff Scholars Program with philanthropists Robert and Jane Meyerhoff.

Hrabowski has continued to develop UMBC into a truly competitive university. U.S. News & World Report ranked UMBC the number one Up and Coming University" for six consecutive years from 2009-2014. The school has seen its endowment funding increase from $1 million to more than $70 million. Hrabowski himself holds an astounding number of achievements: in 2009 Hrabowski was named one of Time's 10 Best College Presidents"; in 2011 The Washington Post named him one of seven Top American Leaders"; in 2012 he received the Heinz Award, was placed on Time's 100 Most Influential People" list, and President Obama appointed him chair of his Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African-Americans.


ca. 1990s


color photographs; chromogenic color prints; 16 x 20 in.






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