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Leading in their Fields

Three influential alumni reflect on how moments at Syracuse University opened up a world of passion.

Meet three alumni as they share the points in their Syracuse University journeys that kickstarted their lifetimes of difference making. Hear the stories of Jim Morris ’77, G’78, president of Pixar Animation Studios, María Meléndez ’89, former Chief Diversity Officer and retired partner at Sidley Austin LLP and Larry Kramer ’72, journalist, media executive and entrepreneur.

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