The University of Cincinnati Foundation

The University of Cincinnati Foundation

Kautz Alumni Masters Forum

Fifteen years ago, alumnus Jim Kautz realized something was missing in a University of Cincinnati education. Students seldom had the chance to speak to their most-admired industry leaders. So Kautz, a retired limited partner at Goldman Sachs, created a program in which students and alumni could meet face to face.

The Kautz Alumni Masters Forum has brought back to campus more than 50 distinguished alumni from various professions to meet and interact with today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders.

These individuals include CEO’s, world-renowned architects, designers and performers, entrepreneurs, innovators and educators, as well as judges, writers and engineers who have reached the upper strata of professional achievement.

For each of them, the education they received from UC was the foundation of their success.

The forum is mutually beneficial. Students are enlightened by the perspective and advice of the Master who, in turn, is reconnected with their alma mater and invigorated by the interactions during their visit. The forum also provides recognition for some of UC’s most prominent alumni while motivating today’s students to reach an even higher level of greatness in their own careers.

Read the full story in UC Magazine.


The University of Cincinnati Kautz Alumni Masters Forum is presented by the University of Cincinnati Foundation and supported by the generosity of James and Carol Kautz.

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