James J. Radous III believes his master’s degree in business administration from Roosevelt University was the catalyst for his success as a leading Illinois businessman.
That led the president of forklift manufacturer UniCarriers Americas in Marengo, Illinois to give back over the summer to his alma mater as chair of the University’s Scholarship Golf Outing.
Held on Aug. 14 at the renowned Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont, Illinois, the annual golf outing was attended by approximately 100 golfers and raised $65,000 for scholarships that will provide tuition support for more than 25 Roosevelt students.
“By helping the University marshal its resources and leverage its alumni, I believe we made a difference for future generations of students.”James J. Radous III (MBA, ’89), President, UniCarriers Americas
“Roosevelt played a significant role in my personal and professional development,” Radous said. “By helping the University marshal its resources and leverage its alumni, I believe we made a difference for future generations of students.
“When I went for my college degree, I was just starting out raising a family and going to school at night, one class at a time, just to get through,” said Radous, who received a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University in 1983, prior to his Roosevelt MBA six years later.
Radous credits the MBA with helping him rise through the ranks at the Duchossois Group in Elmhurst, Illinois, where he worked for 15 years in sales and managerial positions. He joined UniCarriers Americas eight years ago, becoming president of one of the world’s largest forklift manufacturers.
“There are many Roosevelt students in desperate need of financial support,” Radous said. “I am happy I have had the chance to engage our alumni community in making sure these students get help.”