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Southwestern President Announces 2017 Thinking Symposium Speakers

Annual symposium brings alumni, powerful leaders to campus.

Southwestern President and Professor Edward Burger announced today the guest speakers he will host as part of his experimental course, “Effective Thinking Through Creative Puzzle-Solving.” Guests will describe the “puzzles” of their professional lives, the practices of mind they use to resolve them, and lead thought-provoking conversations on the meaningful and life-changing experiences that have shaped their lives. The symposium will take place in the F.W. Olin Building, Room 110. It is free and open to the public.

OCTOBER 27. 1:30 P.M.
SUSAN SLAGLE ROGERS ’83 & DOUG ROGERS

Creative power couple—One is a producer at Dreamworks Animation and the other is a Senior Creative Design Lead (imagineer) with Walt Disney Parks.

OCTOBER 30, 7:00 P.M.
VICTOR BAJOMO P’19

Superintendent at an International Oil and Gas Company, chemical and petroleum engineer, and global energy and business manager with interests in environmental sciences.

NOVEMBER 3, 1:30 P.M.
TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

NOVEMBER 10, 1:30 P.M.
TRAMMELL S. CROW

President & Founder of EarthX (the largest Earth Day in the US), also President of the Crow Family Foundation, which manages The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art.

NOVEMBER 17, 1:30 P.M.
RICKY RAVEN P’20

Partner at the Law Firm of Reed Smith, Director for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and Commissioner of the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

DECEMBER 1, 1:30 P.M.
WINELL HERRON

Vice President of Public Affairs, Diversity & Environmental Affairs at the H-E-B Company as well as a member of many boards including the March of Dimes’ Texas Executive Committee.

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