June 8, 2000
Vol. 19 No. 18

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    Rogers elected to Board of Trustees

    [john rogers]During its annual meeting Thursday, June 1, the University Board of Trustees elected John Rogers Jr. as a new member of the Board.

    Before he founded Ariel Capital Management Inc. in 1983, Rogers was a stockbroker for the investment-banking firm of William Blair & Company. Ariel Capital Management, an institutional money management firm specializing in equities, has grown from two to 37 employees with approximately $3.5 billion in assets.

    Additionally, Rogers’ firm serves as the investment adviser, administrator and distributor of Ariel Mutual Funds.

    A 1976 graduate of the University Laboratory Schools, Rogers received his B.A. in economics from Princeton University in 1980. He serves on both the Council on the Graduate School of Business and the Visiting Committee to the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies. He also is a former member of the Princeton University board of trustees.

    Rogers serves on the boards of Aon Corporation, Bank One Corporation, Burrell Communications Group Inc., GATX Corporation, Unicom and Commonwealth Edison.

    He also is a director of the Chicago Urban League, a trustee of Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, a board member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and a director of Family Focus Inc.