Charley Steiner Symposium

The Steiner Symposium is a day of thoughtful conversation with respected sports professionals. Panels touch on topics like college administration, women’s issues in sports media, sport-specific hot topics and broadcasting.

Here are a few of the guests who have shared knowledge with students:

  • Julie DiCaro — Chicago sports radio
  • John Rooney — St. Louis Cardinals play-by-play
  • Lauren Niemiera — college and NBA G-League official
  • Chris Zorich — Chicago State University athletic director and former Chicago Bears defensive lineman
  • Chris “Mad Dog” Russo — SiriusXM talk show host
  • Matt Savoie — Olympic figure skater

Symposium 2024

March 21, 2024

Speaker Bios


9:00 a.m. Location - GCC 126
Maggie Mertens – Journalist
Mickey Schallau – Golf Coach, Notre Dame H.S.
Jen Jones – Senior Associate Athletic Director – Bradley University
Moderator – Malcolm Moran – Award winning reporter and columnist
10:30 a.m. Athletes and Mental Health Location - CGCC 126
Dr. Jessica Higgs – Director of the Health Center – Bradley University
Mark and Kym Hilinski –The Hilinski Hope Foundation
McKenzie Altmayer – Former Division I Athlete – Bradley University
Moderator – Dr. Rachelle Pavelko – Bradley University
1:30 p.m. Inclusion and Diversity Location - CGCC 126
Dr. Joshua Dickhaus – Associate Professor – Bradley University
Dr. Mia Long Anderson – Assoc. Dean – Sam Houston University
Dr. Guy Harrison - Asst. Professor – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Moderator – Dr. Sitong Guo – Bradley University
3:00 p.m. Sports Entrepreneurship Location - CGCC 126
Philip Lockwood – Asst. Professor – Bradley University
Mike Taylor - Co-founder of AgDiago
Larry Larson - Sports Broadcaster
Moderator – Dr. Paul Gullifor – Bradley University
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. A Conversation with Charley Steiner and Bob Ley Location - Hayden-Clark Alumni Center
Bob Ley – Original ESPN Anchor
Charley Steiner – Play-by-Play Announcer – Los Angeles Dodgers
Moderator – Jim Miller – Award-winning journalist