Alumni & Parent Programs

Ralston Simmons '91

Joseph Irwin Sweeney Alumni Service Award, 2002

Ralston Simmons graduated from Butler University in 1991 with a degree in computer information systems and business administration, with a minor in French. He was named one of Butler's most outstanding students in 1990 and 1991 and outstanding minority student in 1992. He went straight on to graduate with honors from Chicago's Loyola University Graduate School of Business with an M.B.A. in management science and computers.

Ralston is the project leader for the electronic commerce group of Peoples Energy Corporation in Chicago. He also co-founded Innovative Computer Resources, LLC, a five-year old consulting and training firm serving the Chicago area. The firm specializes in targeted learning opportunities for area executives.

Ralston was a founding member of the Chicago alumni chapter in 1993, serving various leadership capacities in the chapter and attending Butler events regularly. He also served on the Minority Alumni Council from 1993-1999, completing his tenure as president of the council.

Ralston is active in St. Paul CME Church in Chicago, serving on the steward board and as president of the lay department. He was recognized by the third Episcopal district as layman of the year in 2001.

He and his wife, Sandra, have one son, Ralston, Jr.

Updated 2002