Freeman Hrabowski to Speak on Cultural Diversity as Key to International Competitiveness

Freeman A. Hrabowski, PhD, president of the University of Maryland – Baltimore County (UMBC) and one of the few African-Americans to run a predominantly white research institution will speak about “Fostering Inclusion in Academia”

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** MEDIA ADVISORY**

EDUCATION INNOVATOR TO WARN
THAT CULTURAL DIVERSITY IS KEY
TO INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS

Innovative African-American president of University of Maryland/Baltimore County
to discuss lessons for widening inclusion
in Centennial speech at Pace University

WHO: Freeman A. Hrabowski, PhD, president of the University of Maryland – Baltimore County (UMBC) and one of the few African-Americans to run a predominantly white research institution will speak about “Fostering Inclusion in Academia”

WHEN: February 9, 2006, 12:00p.m.

WHERE: Pace University
One Pace Plaza, Multi-Purpose Room
New York, NY
* This event is free and open to the public
** Attending media must be credentialed

WHAT: Kicking off Black History Month, Freeman Hrabowski will join forces with Pace to speak about the United States’ capacity to respond to and embrace its growing diversity as a major determinant of global competitiveness. Hrabowski believes that colleges and universities will have a central role to play in preparing Americans for these changes.

Hrabowski has spent the majority of his professional career studying and improving minority academic participation and achievement. He has been enormously successful in producing a pipeline of minority graduates who go on to top graduate and professional schools and earn advanced degrees. Hrabowski was named a top innovator by Fast Company magazine.

This presentation is an early event in Pace University’s 2006 Centennial Celebration, marking Pace’s evolution into a full range private university providing opportunity and educating achievers in liberal arts and sciences, business, nursing, education, information technology and law.

For more information, please log-on to www.pace.edu/centennial

CONTACT: Cara Halstead Cea, Pace University, 914-773-3312, chalstead@pace.edu

Rosemary Mercedes, Pace University, 212-346-1637, rmercedes@pace.edu

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