From Sherrill Hall to Silicon Valley: Rosensweig Returns to President’s Forum – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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From Sherrill Hall to Silicon Valley: Rosensweig Returns to President’s Forum

Daniel L. Rosensweig ’83, President and CEO of Chegg and former HWS Trustee, will serve as the next guest of the President’s Forum Series. Rosensweig’s talk, “From Sherrill Hall to Silicon Valley…,” will take place at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 in Bartlett Theatre. The talk is free and open to the public.

During the event, Rosensweig will be honored with the Board of Trustees Career Services Award for his engaged and continuing work to transform student lives.

As a nationally known leader in the educational-tech market, Rosensweig has an accomplished executive profile across media communications and internet industries. Before taking the top role at Chegg – one of the world’s largest producers of online textbook rentals, homework help, and scholarship and internship matching – Rosensweig served as President and CEO of Guitar Hero, COO of Yahoo!, President of CNET and CEO of ZDNET.

Named by TechAmerica as Entrepreneur of the Year and among “The Silicon Valley 100” by Business Insider, Rosensweig has brought his innovative approach to business leadership roles at significant nonprofit organizations as well, serving as co-chairman of the board of the ONE campaign and national advisor of He is often called upon by the national media for his expertise.

Through the Colleges’ Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education, Rosensweig has connected numerous students to internships, as well as jobs after graduation. The Chegg Internship Program, which regularly hosts HWS students in summer internships, offers development, networking and team building experiences throughout the summer.

A dedicated alumnus, Rosensweig has participated in the “Professionals in Residence” series, mentored HWS students, and previously served as a President’s Forum speaker. In recent years he has sponsored the Food Truck Pit Stop during spring finals week.

In 2008, Rosensweig and his family dedicated the Rosensweig Learning Commons at HWS. Located on the first floor of the Warren Hunting Smith Library, the Rosensweig Learning Commons has revolutionized the ways students and faculty members interact with one another and with information. The space combines services as well as staff from the library, the Information Technology department and the Center for Teaching and Learning to create a cohesive environment that enables complex learning, deep exploration, and rigorous intellectual pursuit.

As a student, Rosensweig was a political science major as well as a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He studied abroad in London.