Freeman A. Hrabowski, III (Chair)


Freeman A. Hrabowski, III joined Marguerite Casey Foundation Board of Directors in June of 2001, and has served as President of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) since May 1992.

Dr. Hrabowski currently serves as a consultant to the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and universities and school systems nationally.

He also serves on a number of civic and corporate boards. Dr. Hrabowski’s recent awards include election to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, receiving the prestigious McGraw Prize in Education and the U.S. Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, being named Marylander of the Year by the editors of the Baltimore Sun, and being listed among Fast Company magazine’s first “Fast 50 Champions of Innovation” in business and technology.

Dr. Hrabowski was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2012.

He has co-authored two books, Beating the Odds and Overcoming the Odds (Oxford University Press), focusing on parenting and high-achieving African American males and females in science. Both books are used by universities, school systems, and community groups around the country.