Former Mendoza College dean to speak at graduate commencement

by Carol Elliott


Carolyn Y. Woo, former Mendoza College dean and current president and chief executive officer of Catholic Relief Services, will be the featured speaker for the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business graduate commencement ceremony. The event will take place at 10 a.m. May 19 in Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center.

Woo will be receiving an honorary doctor of laws degree during the University of Notre Dame Commencement Ceremony, to be held at 9 a.m. May 20 in Notre Dame Stadium.

The graduate programs bestowing degrees include Notre Dame MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Nonprofit Administration and Master of Science in Accountancy. For a complete list of Mendoza College commencement events, including undergraduate ceremonies, visit the Mendoza commencement website.

Woo served as dean of the Mendoza College from 1997 to 2011. Under her leadership, the College earned top rankings for its academic programs, as well as recognition as the nation’s leading business school in ethics education and research.

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. As one of the world’s largest and most respected international relief and development agencies, CRS serves more than 130 million people in nearly 100 countries each year.

The Mendoza College of Business was named this year as the No. 1 undergraduate business school for the third consecutive time by Bloomberg Businessweek. The College currently enrolls 1,888 undergraduate students in six majors: accountancy, finance, marketing, management consulting, management entrepreneurship and IT management.

The College also offers highly ranked graduate degree programs – including a Master of Business Administration, Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Accountancy, and Master of Nonprofit Administration – as well as non-degree executive education and nonprofit professional development programs.