The Future of Higher Education with Presidents John Swallow and Jay Rothman 

President John Swallow will sit down with UW System President Jay Rothman for a Fireside chat discussing the future of higher education. Hear these transformative leaders discuss how higher education will build the workforce of the future, and what innovations will be part of the solution for Southeastern Wisconsin’s economic development. The conversation will be moderated by WGTD Morning Show host and Carthage faculty member Greg Berg. 

Thursday, April 18, from 11:30 - 1 pm

Todd Wehr Center Jockey Rooms at Carthage College

This event is free, but registration is required.


JOHN SWALLOW President John Swallow

President, Carthage College

Recruited as Carthage’s president in 2017, he saw an unusual opportunity to lead a historic liberal arts college to create an ever more meaningful environment for students, to design that environment for the wider range of students accessing higher education today, and in doing so to meet head-on the many challenges of the private higher education sector, from demographics to family finances. Carthage faculty, 工作人员, and board leaders affirmed a combination of values he found especially compelling: a deep appreciation for the liberal arts, study abroad, and inclusion, together with a commitment to an entrepreneurial and resourceful approach to the future.

Jay Rothman President 周杰伦啊. Rothman, University of Wisconsin System

President, University of Wisconsin System

周杰伦啊. Rothman began his tenure as the ninth president of the University of Wisconsin System on June 1, 2022. With 13 universities across 26 campuses and a statewide extension network, the UW System is home to world-class education, 研究, and outreach, serving approximately 161,000 students and awarding nearly 37,000 degrees each year. Rothman reports to the UW System Board of Regents. He previously served as the chairman and CEO of the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP, which was founded in Wisconsin in 1842 and currently ranks among the top 50 law firms in the country based on revenue. As a practicing lawyer, Rothman worked primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and corporate governance. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and a law degree from Harvard Law School.

 Seating is limited!



关于 the Series

For nearly 30 years, the 业务 and Professional Coalition, a network of regional civic, 业务, and professional leaders have met regularly at Carthage to engage in substantive discussion around topics of regional and national import, and conversations that aim to further the region’s economic growth and prosperity. Through programming that includes prominent guest speakers and panel events, the BPC promotes learning, conversation, and relationship-building to strengthen our local 业务 community.

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The BPC is generously sponsored by Riley Construction, Partners in Design Architects, RTM Enginee...