Dr. King's Dream and the American University Today
A Simon Initiative Distinguished Lecture
About Freeman Hrabowski, III
President of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County
In the 22 years Freeman Hrabowski has been president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), he has led its transformation into a research institution recognized nationally for its culture of innovation and inclusive excellence. UMBC graduates more African Americans who go on to earn Ph.D.s and joint M.D.-Ph.D.s in the STEM fields than any other predominantly white university in the country. By increasing a student's drive to achieve through innovations in both education technology and active learning, and by creating an engaged community of students and research faculty, Hrabowski and his colleagues have established a powerful and influential model for universities everywhere.