Photo: Obama Appoints UMBC President

Several education leaders were added to a newly created advisory commission.


President Barack Obama and Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, president of University of Maryland in Baltimore County, shared a moment in the Oval Office last week.

Obama named Hrabowski as chairman of the newly created President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans, according to the university's website.

Hrabowski and the comission will advise Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, according to the release.

The UMBC president and a panel of other education administrators were on hand as Obama signed the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans Executive Order on Thursday, July 26.

Hrabowski can be seen fourth in from the left and right from a sharply dressed Reverend Al Sharpton, who is wearing a purple striped tie.

Find this picture and others on the official White House Flickr photostream.

Sean Tully August 06, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Lorna, no apologies necessary...I think.
Lorna D. Rudnikas August 06, 2012 at 03:18 AM
Thanks Sean!!!
Joe August 06, 2012 at 11:55 AM
"Joe, or another way to put it, the military and other overseas citizens will have as much time to vote as all the rest of Ohioans. " Thats a great way to show thanks to the troops who serve in far away places that take time to get their mail huh? NO! It is another attempt by the Democrats to disenfranchise the military. As Gore did in 2000 and as the Democrats have done before.
Joe August 06, 2012 at 11:58 AM
"you got your "facts" from Greta, Sean, and Bill, et al." What ignorance. I got my "facts" fool from the 21 page LAWSUIT filed by the Obama team. As I stated clearly, but your FNDS got in the way.
Dean Tippett August 07, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Wow, that is the question. Will we fix our country's sins of the past (ie,. segregation, etc.) by creating new exclusionary and racially discriminatory agencies and rules? I think not. Let's embrace all races and groups and let them all rise to the top of what they can be in this country!


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