The nearest visitor parking to the Commons Building is on the First Floor of the Commons Drive Garage. Use the metered area.
” At age 12, Freeman Hrabowski marched with Martin Luther King. Now he’s president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where in his 20+ years as an educator he has work to create an environment that helps underrepresented students, specifically African-American, Latino and low-income learners, get degrees in math and science.”
Dr. Freeeman A. Hrabowski, President of UMBC since 1992, is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was named by President Obama to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He also chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: American’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crosstoads (2011).
Named one of the 100 Most Influential People int he World by the TIME (2012) and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report (2008), he also received TIAA-CREF’s Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence (2011), and the Heinz Award (2012) for contributions to improving the “Human Condition.” UMBC has been recognized as a model for inclusive excellence by such publications as U.S. News, which the past eight years has recognized UMBC as a national leader in academic innovation and undergraduate teaching.