Former dean to speak at graduation
Observer Staff Report | Monday, April 23, 2012
Carolyn Woo, former dean of the Mendoza College of Business and current president and chief executive officer of Catholic Relief Services, will be the featured speaker at the College’s graduate commencement ceremony May 19, the University announced in a press release Friday.
Woo will also receive an honorary doctor of laws degree during the University’s Commencement ceremony May 20.
During Woo’s tenure as dean from 1997 to 2011, the College earned top rankings for its academic programs and was recognized as the nation’s leading business school in ethics education and research.
In addition, the Notre Dame MBA program was ranked No. 25 in the U.S. News and World Report 2013 survey of “Best Graduate Schools.”
The graduate programs bestowing degrees at the May 19 ceremony include Notre Dame MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Nonprofit Administration and Master of Science in Accountancy.
As president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, Woo presides over the operations of the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States, which serves more than 130 million people in nearly 100 countries annually.
Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and chief executive officer of the nonprofit poverty-relief venture the Acumen Fund, was the keynote speaker at Mendoza’s 2011 graduate commencement ceremony.