President’s Thinking Symposium on Living, Learning, and Leading


Patricia Witt



Patricia Witt

Thinking Symposium

Please join Southwestern University President and Professor Edward Burger as he hosts a series of guest speakers 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.

October 27, 1:30PM
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, 7:00PM
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, 1:30PM
Ben Barnes
Former Lieutenant Governor of Texas, served as speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, as well as a United States representative to several NATO and United Nations Conferences.
November 10, 1:30PM
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, 1:30PM
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, 1:30PM
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.

Free and Open to the Entire Community
Room 110
F.W. Olin Building