Freeman A. Hrabowski III

(Freeman Alphonsa Hrabowski III)

Freeman A. Hrabowski III
Freeman A. Hrabowski III
  • Born: August 13, 1950
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Educator

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Freeman Alphonsa Hrabowski III is a prominent African American educator, advocate, and mathematician. In May 1992 he began his term as president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), one of the twelve public universities comprising the Maryland university system. Hrabowski has transformed a no-name, commuter university into a research institution recognized as one of the most innovative in the country. His administration continues to build a campus that is first-rate in research and instruction, and that prepares students of all backgrounds for career success. Under his adept leadership, UMBC has been ranked the #1 Up and Coming University in the US for six consecutive years (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014) by U.S. News and World Report magazine.

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Computer games tend to be boys' games, warlike games with more violence. We have not spent enough time thinking through how to encourage more girls to be involved in computing before coming to college so they can see a possible career in information technology. Time ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
I began to understand the challenges that first-generation college students and students of color have in college.
I guarantee the people who study are going to be successful. Nothing can replace hard work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I wanted to find ways for colleges and universities to become involved with public schools to help young people prepare for college.
I was fortunate to grow up in a middle-class home with two hardworking parents who enjoyed both reading and mathematics.
In life sciences, we find a reasonable balance between men and women. In engineering and computer science, we have a major problem. A very small percentage of women will be in computer science. Life ;Women ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
It is exciting to work with students thinking about issues of the day, from closing the achievement gap to finding a cure for cancer. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
It is part of the work of education to have substantive relationships with your students. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
My mother was an English teacher who decided to become a math teacher, and she used me as a guinea pig at home. My father had been a math teacher and then went to work at a steel mill because, frankly, he could make more money doing that. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Rich kids work hard. Most black kids aren't working hard enough. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Speak up. You have to project! If people can't hear you, it doesn't matter what you say.
There is something exciting about being in an environment in which it's really cool to be smart.
What people don't realize is that everybody needs support, one way or another.
When you give of yourself, it's draining.