SHRM 2011 Diversity & Inclusion Conference
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Globally, rapid and dramatic demographic, technological, and economic changes present the nation with enormous challenges early in the new century. These changes, which are influencing all walks of life—from education and commerce to the delivery of healthcare and social services—will have a profound, wide-ranging impact on careers of the future, workforce development, and, more generally, America’s competitiveness internationally. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, Ph.D., President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, one of America’s most diverse university campuses and among the leading producers of underrepresented minority graduates in science and engineering, will discuss the importance to the nation’s future of innovation, institutional culture change, and a global mindset that embraces diversity. He will identify best practices and lessons learned during his presidency over the past two decades, many of which can be replicated in other organizations.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 8:30am to 9:45am

Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, Ph.D.

Freeman A.
Hrabowski, III, Ph.D.

Dr. Hrabowski has served as President of UMBC (The University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992. With philanthropist Robert Meyerhoff, he co-founded the Meyerhoff Scholars Program in 1988. The program is open to all high-achieving students committed to pursuing advanced degrees and research careers in science and engineering, and advancing minorities in these fields. The program has become a national model, and based on program outcomes, Hrabowski has authored numerous articles and co-authored two books that are used by universities, school systems, and community groups around the country.

Why Freeman is a Game Changer:

• In 2008, he was named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report, which in both 2009 and 2010 ranked UMBC the #1 “Up and Coming” university in the nation and among the top colleges and universities in the nation for commitment to undergraduate teaching.

• In 2009, Time magazine named him one of America’s 10 Best College Presidents.

• He won the Hessy Award for Leadership Excellence in 2011.

• In May 2010, he was among 10 national and world leaders to receive an honorary doctorate from Harvard University.

• He chaired the National Academies’ committee that recently produced the report, “Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads.”

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