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Business Dean Carolyn Woo to receive honorary degree

by Tim Masterton, Notre Dame News and Information

March 31, 2006

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Carolyn Y. Woo, Martin J. Gillen Dean of the Mendoza College of Business and Ray and Milann Siegfried Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will receive an honorary degree from Providence College in Providence, R.I., during its commencement exercises May 21 (Sunday).

A widely published scholar, Woo has served on editorial boards for numerous publications, including the Journal of Management and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.  Her specific interests include strategic management entrepreneurship, technological innovation and organizational change.

Prior to being appointed dean of Notre Dame’s College of Business in 1997, Woo taught and served as associate executive vice president for academic affairs at Purdue University, where she received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Woo currently serves on the boards of three Fortune 400 companies and on the board of Catholic Relief Services and has engaged in consulting for a number of corporations and organizations.

Mendoza College has more than 2,200 students engaged in undergraduate, graduate and executive studies and is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top 25 undergraduate business programs.

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