Skip to main content

Saint Louis University Header Logo Center

Menu Search & Directory

John Quinones to Present Atlas Week Keynote Speech

by Jeanette Grider on 03/22/2019
Media Inquiries

Jeanette Grider
Senior Media Relations Specialist

Reserved for members of the media.

Saint Louis University’s 19th Annual Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week will be held from Thursday, March 28 through April 8.

The week includes dozens of lectures, discussions and cultural events aimed at increasing awareness and promoting discussion on the global issues facing today’s world.

John Quinones

ABC News veteran John Quinones will be the 2019 Atlas Week keynote speaker Monday, April 1, in Busch Student Center. 

A highlight of Atlas Week 2019 will be the signature symposium keynote address by John Quinones from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, April 1, in the Wool Ballrooms at SLU’s Busch Student Center, 20 North Grand at Laclede. This event is free and open to the public.

The ABC News veteran will share his journey from migrant farm work and poverty to more than 30 years at ABC News and the anchor desk at 20/20 and Primetime. Quinones is also the creator and host of the ethical dilemma newsmagazine What Would You Do? His moving presentations focus on his odds-defying journey, celebrating the life-changing power of education, championing the Latino American Dream, and providing thought-provoking insights into human nature and ethical behavior.

Learn more about Atlas Week and view the full schedule of events and activities 

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic institutions. Rooted in Jesuit values and its pioneering history as the first university west of the Mississippi River, SLU offers nearly 13,000 students a rigorous, transformative education of the whole person. At the core of the University’s diverse community of scholars is SLU’s service-focused mission, which challenges and prepares students to make the world a better, more just place.