Dr. Freeman Hrabowski is President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. President Hrabowski´s research and publications focus on science and math education, with special emphasis on minority participation and performance. President Hrabowski has introduced many programs at UMBC, which have become national models for boosting minority achievement in math and science. Time magazine recently named Dr. Hrabowski to its 2012 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
My mother encouraged me to read as much as possible. She always told me not to let anybody else define who I am. She told me I could do anything I was willing to work and reach any goal I set my mind on, if I worked hard enough.