Reverend King's Successors
13, Freeman Hrabowski
The president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Dr. Hrabowski is the force behind the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, which has been recognized by the National Science Foundation for its success in increasing diversity in science and engineering. “Under Dr. Hrabowski’s watch,” says Dr. Mae C. Jemison, an astronaut who was the first African-American woman to be part of a NASA space mission, “UMBC has been extraordinarily successful graduating minority students in the sciences.” According to the university’s Web site, the program is open to undergraduates who plan to pursue doctoral study in the sciences or engineering and who are interested in the advancement of minorities in those fields. It also boasts a network of 600 alumni across the nation and 300 students enrolled in graduate and professional programs.