1979 Presents a Discussion with Steve Rogers '79, Author of "A Letter to My White Friends and Colleagues"


Please join us on May 6th at 8:00 pm EDT for a talk with Steve Rogers ’79 on his new book, A Letter to My White Friends and Colleagues: What You Can Do Right Now to Help the Black Community. Sponsored by the Class of 1979, this topical discussion is open to the entire Williams Community.

Steven Rogers retired from Harvard Business School in 2019 where he was the “MBA Class of 1957 Senior Lecturer” in General Management. He taught Entrepreneurial Finance and a new course that he created, titled “Black Business Leaders and Entrepreneurship.” He graduated in 1979 from Williams College and is a graduate of Harvard Business School. Prior to teaching at HBS, Professor Rogers taught in the MBA and PhD programs at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He received the Outstanding Professor Award for the Executive MBA Program 26 times and daytime program twice. He received the ‘Bicentennial Medal for Distinguished Achievement’ by an alum from Williams College, and Ebony Magazine named him one of the top 150 influential people in America. Professor Rogers has served as a Trustee for Williams College, and the Visiting Committee for HBS.