Dr. Freeman Hrabowski discusses UMBC adjustments during coronavirus pandemic

May 03, 2020 | WNST Audio

It was great welcoming Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of UMBC, back on Baltimore Positive as he caught up with Nestor and Don during these difficult times. Dr. Hrabowski and the institution that he leads and loves have not been immune to feeling the effects of this global pandemic.

“One of the advantages of being in our state as a public university for many of us from UMBC, Towson, College Park and UB is we’re part of the University System of Maryland,” Dr. Hrabowski said. “We’re not alone. We’re working with other presidents and leaders to think these things through…from the beginning, our number one thing was safety and health. What do we need to do to make sure our students and our colleagues are safe in this process. It was about listening to advice from experts, looking at the evidence, looking at best practices around the country, and then discussing it with people on the campus.”

Dr. Hrabowski has been at UMBC a long time, and he is fully committed to seeing this through and watching UMBC and all of our local institutions come out of this on the other side.

“UMBC is a special university, and I have been so honored to be a part of that place,” Dr. Hrabowski said. “I really have. What you may not know is I actually moved to UMBC in 1987. So I’ve been President since 1992, but I’ve been there since 1987. I can’t think of a better place to be than UMBC.”

To hear Dr. Freeman Hrabowski’s full conversation with Nestor and Don, listen here: