Freeman Hrabowski to Head New Commision on African American Education

Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, has been appointed by President Obama to chair the newly created President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

“The nation’s future will depend heavily on the extent to which we educate all of our nation’s children,” Dr. Hrabowski stated.  “This commission will work to ensure that increasing numbers of African Americans excel academically.”

He went on to say, “The work of my colleagues at UMBC has demonstrated that education in America can be both inclusive and excellent. Our African American students study with people from all over the world and achieve at the highest levels. I am delighted that the President is again committing to the success of all students.”

Dr. Hrabowski has served as president of UMBC since 1992. He is a graduate of Hampton University and holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois.

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