Yahoo! chief operating officer to speak at on-campus Campaign launch – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Yahoo! chief operating officer to speak at on-campus Campaign launch

Dan Rosensweig ’83, chief operating officer of Yahoo!, will speak at the Campus Launch of Campaign for the Colleges on Saturday, Nov. 4. His previously announced President’s Forum talk has been postponed indefinitely.

Invited guests will have a chance to hear reflections from the media and technology leader during the HWS celebration of the $160 million capital campaign.

Rosensweig was appointed chief operating officer of Yahoo! in April 2002, and oversees the firm’s worldwide operations. He sits on the advisory board of the non-profit DonorsChoose.org, and has sponsored summer internships for two HWS students at the firm's headquarters in California. Applications for the HWS internship, now in its third consecutive summer, will be accepted soon.

Prior to joining Yahoo!, Rosensweig was president of CNET Networks, a position he took on following the merger of ZDNet and CNET in 2000. Before joining CNET Networks, Rosensweig was an 18-year veteran of Ziff-Davis, where he served in many capacities, including president and chief executive officer of ZDNet Inc. from 1997 to 2000.

He was vice president and publisher of PC Magazine from 1994 to 1996, and associate publisher from 1992 to 1994. Under his tenure, PC became the leading computer magazine in both audience reach and revenue.

Campaign for the Colleges will support the strategic plan HWS 2010, targeting funds for on-campus improvements, endowment, scholarships and more.