Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month

Angela Alsobrooks, JD '96


University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) President Jay A. Perman, MD, and the Diversity Advisory Council invite you to save the date for the University's 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Black History Month celebration on Feb. 6.

Save The Date

Keynote Speaker - Angela Alsobrooks, JD '96

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

MSTF Leadership Hall  - Light refreshments will be served in the atrium


Angela Alsobrooks, JD, a 1996 graduate of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, was sworn in as Prince George’s County (Md.) Executive in December 2018, becoming the first woman to lead Maryland’s second-largest county. Before that, she was the first woman and the youngest person to be elected Prince George’s County state’s attorney, the county’s top prosecutor. 

Alsobrooks won election as state’s attorney in 2010, and for eight years she led 100 attorneys and 110 professional administrative staff members who work to prosecute people accused of committing crimes in the county.

Under her leadership, prosecution rates rose across the board and remained steady during her term. Alsobrooks’ office was a major factor in the county’s record crime reduction over the last four years. She also took the lead in the fight to reduce domestic and family violence, hosting conferences for children and families and developing training programs for clergy and others who counsel couples and families in crisis. In addition, Alsobrooks created a truancy reduction initiative and started a program called “Back on Track Prince George’s County” aimed at giving low-level, non-violent offenders a second chance in the community.

After completing her undergraduate degree in public policy at Duke University and earning her law degree from the UM Carey School of Law, Alsobrooks was hired to serve as Prince George’s County’s first full-time assistant state’s attorney dedicated to prosecuting domestic violence perpetrators. She tried scores of cases and successfully prosecuted violent offenders.

Alsobrooks also has served the county as education liaison, organizing educational forums to help increase parental involvement in schools and environmental-based learning opportunities, and as executive director of the Prince George’s County Revenue Authority.

Alsobrooks was raised in Camp Springs and lives in Upper Marlboro with her daughter. She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden and the Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is actively involved in efforts to raise breast cancer awareness in her community along with eradicating domestic violence.

2018 MLK Diversity Award Winners

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