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Roshan N. Rajkumar ’95

2016 John J. Griffin, Sr., ’35, H’72, Alumni Association Award Recipient

Roshan Rajkumar '95

Roshan Rajkumar has served as the BC Minnesota Chapter’s president since 1998 and coordinated BC’s admissions efforts in Minnesota as the alumni admissions coordinator in the late 90s. He served on the BC Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2008 to 2011. Rajkumar’s efforts in Minnesota focus on gathering the BC faithful to continue to live the motto “Ever to Excel.” For nearly 20 years, Rajkumar has remained a valuable BC volunteer in Minnesota, organizing over 160 different alumni and admissions events and receptions.

Rajkumar is a partner and an established trial attorney in the Minneapolis office of Bowman and Brooke LLP, where he defends small and large corporations in product liability and commercial and mass tort litigation. As one of two Sri Lankan-American attorneys at the firm, he dedicates great effort to addressing issues of diversity and inclusion in the practice of law. Rajkumar is a board member of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, which works to attract, recruit, retain, and advance attorneys of color in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. He also aids in the professional development of law students and young attorneys of color as a mentor with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, the Hennepin County Bar Association, and all three local Minnesota law schools.

Rajkumar graduated from the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences in 1995 and was a member of the University Chorale, the Jenks Leadership Program, Salt & Light, and the Class Government Council. He holds a master’s in political science and international affairs from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, and he received his juris doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2000. He now serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School and the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

Rajkumar also sings with the Cathedral Choir of the Basilica of St. Mary, serves as the choir’s manager, and provides pro bono counsel for the Basilica. Last June, Rajkumar joined the choir on tour in France, and the biggest highlight was singing at the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach honoring the 9,000-plus fallen Americans laid to rest there.

Rajkumar and his wife, Jennifer Sjoberg Rajkumar, a South Bend native, love supporting all things BC!


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