President Freeman Hrabowski was listed as an example of a university president with star power who puts the story of the university ahead of himself. “He has helped to drastically improve UMBC’s fortunes during 18 years at the helm. Part of the reason for his success, say many who know Dr. Hrabowski, is his ability to inspire people without allowing his personal charm to steal the focus. That’s not always easy for someone with the energy and personal story of Dr. Hrabowski, who at the age of just 12 was jailed after a civil-rights march in Birmingham, Alabama,” the article said.
The article, “Charm and the Presidency,” appeared October 31 in the Chronicle of Higher Education.