President of UMBC, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, discusses PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of UMBC, one of Time Magazines “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and one of the “10 Best College Presidents,” talks about PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP and ways that developing community facilitates success.

Published by Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of California Davis. She previously served as Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at The Graduate School at UMBC, and was Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering & IT. She was Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development for the University System of Maryland (12 institutions). She is the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) –, and Co-PI for the USM LSAMP. Her research on global diversity in STEM continues, and she is an international speaker, covering nearly all continents, for groups and conferences such as the World Engineering Education Forum, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, and the Pacific Sciences Congress. Her personal website is: Connect with her on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull;

4 thoughts on “President of UMBC, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, discusses PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP

    1. Hi, Dr. Tull: My name is Dr. Valerie Akeyo. I live in Omaha, Nebraska. I have been struggling of how to fulfill a professional fantasy for sometime not–that is opportunity to complete certificate programs in the field of Instructional Technology. I looked at your programs (certificates) and was very impressed about the structures and contents UNBC programs.

      As part of my education and teacher education training, I had taken four ISD courses and had a wonderful time teaching student teacher how ISD could help them plan and deliver effective and efficient classroom instruction.

      If you get my comment, please can I get your direct phone number so I may ask you specific questions about your program and how I can enroll. I am also interested in post-graduate financial support.

      My email address is: I hope to hear from you soon.

      Dr. Valerie T. Akeyo


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