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Daphne Harrison Lecture with Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

Part of the Spring 2022 Humanities Forum


Fine Arts : Recital Hall

Date & Time

May 2, 2022, 6:00 pm7:30 pm


For their Spring 2022 Humanities Forum and their annual Daphne Harrison Lecture, the Dresher Center for the Humanities presents

American Higher Education at the Crossroads: Reflections on Access and Student Success in the Past 60 years

Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, rapid and dramatic demographic and technological changes presented our nation’s colleges and universities with enormous challenges in educating students and preparing them for successful careers. In this lecture, President Hrabowski will discuss trends related to access to higher education and the success of students from all backgrounds, and he will emphasize lessons learned over a career in academic leadership, including three decades as UMBC's President. He will trace his development as an educator to his childhood experiences, including participating as a child leader in the Civil Rights Movement, and he will discuss best practices for creating a culture of inclusive excellence, academic innovation, and shared leadership.

Co-sponsored by the Office of the President; College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences;and the Department of Africana Studies.

Photo by Marlayna Demond '11

UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Live-captioning will be provided at all online events. To request additional accessibility accommodations, please contact us at dreshercenter@umbc.edu.

Image description: Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, a Black man with short gray hair, is smiling. He is wearing a black blazer with a white shirt and gold-colored tie.

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. The lecture will also be live-streamed on YouTube.