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Dean’s Speaker Series returns

Social enterprise and responsibility will be the topic du jour at Quinlan’s Dean’s Speaker Series on April 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club of Chicago. A distinguished panel of experts will tackle how government, business, and nonprofits can collaborate to respond to today’s critical social issues.

The panel will be comprised of a representative from each sector: Patricia Van Pelt, PhD, Illinois state senator; Robert Parkinson (BBA ’73, MBA ’75), CEO of Baxter International; and Neli Vazquez-Rowland (BBA ’85), president of A Safe Haven (a homeless service).

“In order to solve today’s challenges, we can’t rely on just government, just business, or just nonprofits,” says Dean Kathleen A. Getz, who curated the panel and will serve as its moderator. “Instead we must ensure strong collaboration among all three.”

Getz adds that the panel is meant to showcase how three individuals found ways to give back to their communities and how each sector’s strength can be leveraged with help of the other.

For more information on Quinlan’s Dean’s Speaker Series, click here.