The Paul Simon Institute at SIU welcomes prominent business executive from Chicago

On April 11, 2024, the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will host a visit from John W. Rogers Jr., a leading Chicago business executive. The event will take place at 5 p.m. in the SIU School of Law Auditorium, Room 120, with a reception planned from 4 to 5 p.m. in the law school’s formal lounge. Registration is recommended but not required to attend the lecture.

Rogers, originally from Hyde Park and a graduate of Princeton University, is the founder and co-CEO of Ariel Investments, one of Chicago’s largest investment firms that manages nearly $15 billion in assets. Shaw expressed eagerness to hear about Rogers’ successful career and his contributions to the community. The conversation will focus on Ariel Investments’ pioneering concepts such as active patience, independent thinking, focused expertise, and bold teamwork. Additionally, Rogers will offer suggestions for SIU students preparing for their professional careers.

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute is dedicated to public service and provides opportunities for students and professionals to learn about policy issues affecting communities across the country and world through lectures by renowned experts in various fields of study. More information on upcoming events and past speakers at the institute is available online at [website URL].

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