Attend the Frank Rhodes Lecture Series featuring Freeman A. Hrabowski III, Oct. 20
Join us for The Frank Rhodes Lecture Series for Leadership, Empowerment, and Resilience in Higher Education: Reflections on the Past Fifty Years. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president emeritus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will explore the importance of public universities in American society and worldwide.
Frank Rhodes Lecture Series for Leadership, Empowerment, and Resilience in Higher Education: Reflections on the Past Fifty Years
Friday, Oct. 20, 2023
Online via Zoom
Freeman A. Hrabowski III served as president of UMBC from 1992 to 2022. His research and publications focus on science and math education, with a special emphasis on minority participation and performance. In 2012, President Obama appointed Hrabowski to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. In 2022, Hrabowski was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) launched the Freeman Hrabowski $1.5 billion Scholars Program to help build a scientific workforce that more fully reflects our increasingly diverse country. In April 2023, the National Academy of Sciences awarded him the Public Welfare Medal, their most prestigious award.
In this thought-provoking lecture, Hrabowski will explore the importance of public universities in American society and throughout the world. He will draw heavily from his current book, “The Empowered University-Shared Leadership, Culture Change, and Academic Success,” and he will also share insights discovered in his upcoming book, “The Resilient University Purpose and Inclusion Drive Student Success.” The lecture will provide robust discussion about a variety of current challenges in higher education e.g., the important role of leadership in shaping the future of our institutions, building the public’s confidence in universities, transforming the campus culture, diversifying the professoriate and broadening participation in STEM.