New Chicago Cubs General Manager will Join Comprehensive Roster of
College Admissions Experts
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 26, 2012--
The New York Times announced today that Jed Hoyer, the new general
manager of the Chicago Cubs, will be a featured speaker at the inaugural
New York Times College Life Fair (www.nytimes.com/collegefair),
to be held on May 31 in Chicago.
Hoyer, who began his professional life as an admissions officer at
Wesleyan University in Connecticut, joined the Cubs as executive vice
president and general manager in November 2011. From the fair’s
Spotlight Stage, which will feature a rotating series of speakers, Mr.
Hoyer will offer students advice on the college admissions process from
a fresh perspective, drawing on how choosing applicants for admission to
a selective college helped prepare him to later assist in leading the
Boston Red Sox to two championships.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to speak with the students and their
families at The New York Times College Life Fair,” said Mr. Hoyer. “I’m
thankful for the opportunities I received at Wesleyan, and am eager to
relay my experiences to this great group.”
"Parents and counselors will find Jed Hoyer's words of advice — to say
nothing of his own journey — to be inspiring,” said Jacques Steinberg,
creator of and lead contributor to The Times’s college admissions blog,
The Choice (nytimes.com/thechoice),
and moderator of The Spotlight Stage. “While best known for helping
assemble the first World Series championship team in Boston in 86 years,
the skills Jed learned on the job, screening students for admission to a
competitive college like Wesleyan, served him well as he sized up
potential players for the Red Sox, and will also inform his efforts to
execute his mandate in Chicago.”
A number of other noted college admissions professionals will speak
throughout the Fair from the same Spotlight stage, including those who
will offer invaluable tips on navigating the application process and
securing financial aid. Some of the confirmed speakers include:
Marybeth Kravets, a veteran college counselor, former president of the
National Association for College Admissions Counseling and co-author
of “The K&W Guide to Colleges For Students With Learning Disabilities
or Attention Deficit Disorder”;
Mark Kantrowitz, a financial aid expert and founder of the financial
aid resources, finaid.org
David Marcus, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and author of
“Acceptance,” which followed a Long Island guidance counselor and his
students for a year;
Laura Docherty, president of the Illinois
Association of College Admissions Counseling (IACAC), and a
counselor at Fenwick, a private high school outside Chicago;
and Rafael Figueroa, a former admissions officer at Wesleyan and
Occidental and current director of college counseling at Albuquerque
Academy in New Mexico.
The Fair will also feature a number “counselors on call” available to
students and their families. These experienced professionals from
Illinois public and private high schools will offer expertise and answer
questions in real time.
Admissions representatives from a variety of colleges and universities
will also be on site, representing institutions including the University
of Pennsylvania, the University of Alabama, the University of Iowa, the
University of Missouri, and Indiana University, as well as Pomona
College in California and Drew University in New Jersey, and Roosevelt,
Columbia College and Mount Mary, all schools from in and around Chicago.
Separately, the event will incorporate exhibits and presentations on the
broader college experience, including academic expectations, athletics,
student life, technology, health and wellness, career counseling,
tutoring and residential life.
The Times is collaborating on the planning process for the fair with
IACAC, as well as The Chicago Public Schools, which plan to bus
thousands of high school sophomores and juniors to the event throughout
Students from other schools in Chicago and its suburbs are also expected
to attend, whether during the day or in the evening with their families.
There is no fee for admission and any high-school aged students and
their parents and/or guardians are welcome to attend.
The New York Times College Life Fair will take place on Thursday, May
31, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at
Navy Pier in Chicago. For more information, to participate as an
exhibitor or sponsor, and to register for the event visit nytimes.com/collegefair.
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