SOBA Fireside Chat with Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels

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Sponsored by the Society of Black Alumni Group (SOBA) 

Join other alumni for the Society of Black Alumni (SOBA) Annual Meeting with Johns Hopkins 14th President, Ronald J. Daniels. This year we will have the opportunity to hear directly from President Daniels on the state of the university as well as have an opportunity to ask questions about issues that matter to you. Moderated by SOBA President, Wesley Wood A&S '94 and Johns Hopkins Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, Fritz Schroeder, there will also be time for Q&A.  

Please use the link here to pose questions to President Daniels.

Wesley Wood, A&S '97, SOBA President
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Wesley Wood is a Baltimore, MD native and veteran of local and state politics. In addition to working on the press staff for a former Maryland governor, he has worked as public information officer for a state agency, press secretary for former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, and as an analyst in the Baltimore City Office of Council Services. Wesley is currently the Corporate and Government Liaison for PCs for People, a national nonprofit dedicated to closing the Digital Divide.





Fritz W. Schroeder, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Fritz W. Schroeder

Fritz Schroeder became Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations in October 2012 and has served Johns Hopkins for more than 23 years in a series of senior management roles.

He provides leadership and oversight for all fundraising and alumni efforts of the university and Johns Hopkins Medicine, and serves as the institution’s chief fundraising officer. He was responsible for planning and executing the recently concluded Rising to the Challenge campaign, which received more than $6 billion in commitments.




Ronald J. Daniels, President Johns Hopkins University
President Daniels

Ronald J. Daniels has served as the 14th president of Johns Hopkins University since 2009. Under his leadership, Johns Hopkins continues its preeminence in education, patient care, and innovative discovery, and has received more competitively allocated federal research funding than any other university in the country for more than 38 years.

During his tenure, Daniels has focused his efforts on several key areas: strengthening inter-disciplinary collaboration in research and education, enhancing student access, deepening engagement with the city of Baltimore, and supporting economic and social innovation. These priorities are embedded in the university’s first comprehensive strategic planning document—the Ten by Twenty—and in the $6 billion Rising to the Challenge campaign, which concluded in 2018.




The perspectives and opinions expressed by the speaker(s) during this program are those of the speaker(s) and not, necessarily, those of Johns Hopkins University.

 Event Date
Monday, June 21, 2021
Start Time: 6:00pm

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(410) 516-0808

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