purpose of life.” Ms. Scott’s professional background is a testa- ment to her purpose. As the twelfth perma- nent president of Chi- cago State University, she has overseen the advancement of a stra- tegic plan, launched a
C. Evans for placing him in a position that has afforded him unique opportunities to lead and serve. In addition to serving as a former president of the CBA and Center for Conflict Resolution, he cur- rently serves on the Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions Committee. Judge Wright is also on the Board of Directors of Lawyers Lend-A-Hand and is co-editor of the Illi- nois State Bar Association’s Bench and Bar Newsletter. He shared that he agreed with one of his mother’s teachings – that it is an honor, within itself, to serve. President Ahmad ended the ceremony by noting that it was very fitting that the Stevens Awards was presented during Pro Bono Week.
appointed Illinois’ first executive Inspec- tor General. Ms. Scott also spoke about her work on the Board of Directors of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hos- pital Medical Center Board and on the Board of Trustees of the U.S. Coast Guard Committee. She reminded attendees to give thanks to those on whose shoulders we stand. In acknowledging
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re-brand of the University, and co-chaired an equity leadership group created to improve African American students’ access to higher education. Other civic positions include serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois, where she served as Chief of the General Crimes Section, as well as being
his award, Judge E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., Presiding Judge of the First Municipal District of the Cir- cuit Court of Cook Coun t y, t h a nk e d Chief Judge Timothy
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