LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (March 23, 2010)—The Patuxent Partnership announced that Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will speak at a luncheon on Monday, March 29. Dr. Hrabowski has served as President of UMBC since May, 1992. His research and publications focus on science and math education, with special emphasis on minority participation and performance. He currently chairs the National Academies Committee on Underrepresented Groups and the Science & Engineering Workforce Pipeline.
In 2008, he was named one of Americas Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report, which in 2009 ranked UMBC the #1 Up and Coming university in the nation and fourth among all colleges and universities in the nation for commitment to undergraduate teaching. In 2009, Time magazine named him one of Americas 10 Best College Presidents.
Our Members have told us that it is challenging and expensive to recruit employees to the region, said Bonnie Green, Executive Director, The Patuxent Partnership. Additionally, new workers are needed to replace those retiring. As part of our mission, we support workforce development initiatives that will help grow our own workforce for our regional needs. We are raising the profile of workforce development discussions by hosting Dr. Hrabowski. He promises to share a very energetic and enthusiastic perspective on the global competitive environment and on the critical importance of education to our future workforce.
Ms. Green also noted that Majority Leader Steny Hoyer will attend the Luncheon and introduce Dr. Hrabowski.