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Angela Stark


UMBC President and Award-Winning Thought Leader Freeman Hrabowski to Keynote Internet2’s 2015 Global Summit Meeting


Hrabowski, one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, will discuss the future of research institutions


WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015—Internet2 today announced that University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) President Freeman A. Hrabowski III, will be a keynote speaker at its 2015 Global Summit meeting taking place April 26-30 in Washington, D.C. Hrabowski has led the public research university for more than 20 years and is known globally for his leadership and innovation in research and education (R&E).


In his keynote address, titled “Outlook for the Future of Research Institutions,” Hrabowski will cover a range of issues facing the R&E community, including the importance of research institutions’ long-term partnerships with industry, foundations, and government to advance collective goals; the role of chief information officers in advancing the missions of large R&E institutions; and the importance of increasing diversity in STEM fields.


“Dr. Hrabowski is a world-renowned visionary who has taken UMBC to the next level of academic and research excellence,” said Global Summit Program Committee Chair Jack Suess, CIO of UMBC. “His perspectives on the science and technology challenges facing R&E institutions will be a timely and valuable contribution to the Global Summit program. Attendees will benefit from his focus on institutional collaboration, which coincides with this year’s overarching Global Summit theme, ‘Community: Leading the Way.’”

Hrabowski has been president of UMBC since 1992 and also serves as a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was recently named by U.S. President Barack Obama to chair the newly created President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He also chaired the U.S. National Academies’ committee that produced the recent report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads. Hrabowski has received numerous recognitions for his leadership excellence, including being named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME (2012) and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report (2008). During his tenure, UMBC has been recognized as a model for academic innovation and inclusivity, including ranking as U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 “Up and Coming” university in the U.S. for the past six years. 

The Global Summit is Internet2’s annual meeting for professionals dedicated to advancing technology innovations for the R&E community. The 2015 meeting will showcase how this community is continuing to transform the way research and scholarship are conceived and conducted with a particular focus on the advancement of research capabilities through collaborative innovations in IT infrastructure and applications.


The 2015 Internet2 Global Summit will take place April 26-30 at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel. For more information on the event program or to register for the event, visit


About Internet2

Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation's leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions. Internet2 also operates the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network, in which the Network Operations Center is powered by Indiana University. Internet2 serves more than 90,000 community anchor institutions, 260 U.S. universities, 65 government agencies, 40 regional and state education networks, 85 leading corporations working with our community and more than 65 national research and education networking partners representing more than 100 countries. Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Denver, Colo.; Emeryville, Calif.; Washington, D.C; and West Hartford, Conn. For more information, visit or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.





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