The 31st Annual John W. Baird Lecture


[Cubs Wrigley Field]

MAY 9, 2017

Registrants have been sent confirmation and reminder emails (sent May 1 and May 9) for this event with further details.

We have reached capacity for this program. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please email Dana Coffin in University Relations at Thank you! 

A special Wesleyan evening featuring a conversation between Chicago Cubs Executive President/General Manager Jed D. Hoyer ’96 and President Michael S. Roth ’78.

Event details

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
6 p.m. ~ Reception
7 p.m. ~ Program

Chicago Cubs Executive Offices Facility/American Airlines Conference Center (map)
(adjacent to Wrigley Field)
1101 West Waveland Avenue
Level 2
Chicago, IL

Cost: $50 per ticket. Limit 2.

All proceeds from this event will go to the John W. Baird Lecture Series Endowment, which was established through the generosity of Chicago area alumni in honor of John Baird ’38 P’69 P’78 and the many contributions he made to Wesleyan.

Space is limited.  


Questions? Contact Dana Coffin in University Relations at


Jed D. Hoyer ’96 is the executive vice-president and general manager of the Chicago Cubs. He has been the general manager of the San Diego Padres and the assistant general manager of the Boston Red Sox. A History major at Wesleyan, Jed was a member of the Cardinal baseball team that advanced to the (Division III) College World Series national title game.

Michael S. Roth ’78 is the 16th president of Wesleyan University. A historian, curator, author and public advocate for liberal education, President Roth oversaw the most ambitious fundraising campaign in Wesleyan's history. The campaign raised more than $482 million, far surpassing its original goal of $400 million, with the biggest share, $274 million, going to financial aid.


Related links

·     Careers by Design the podcast: Think Critcally and Be Curious. Jed Hoyer, Executive VP and General Manager of the Chicago Cubs

·     Chicago Cubs Executive VP, GM Jed Hoyer ’96 Discusses His Wesleyan Experience

·     Roth on Wesleyan