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Dr. Carolyn Yauyan Woo

Purdue University

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Dr. Carolyn Yauyan Woo currently serves on the boards of Aon Corporation, NiSource, Inc., and Arabesque Partners.  assisting Purdue in various international collaborative efforts. In 2017, she was named the Distinguished President’s Fellow for Global Development at Purdue University. She is former president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services.  Woo was featured in the May/June 2013 issue of Foreign Policy as one of the 500 Most Powerful people on the planet and one of only 33 in the category of “a force for good.” During her time leading CRS, Purdue and CRS established a strategic partnership.  Prior to working with CRS, Woo served from 1997-2011 as dean of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.  During her tenure at Notre Dame, the Mendoza College was frequently recognized as the nation’s leading business school in ethics education and research.  Woo was the first female dean to chair the accreditation body for business schools — AACSB: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — and directed its Peace through Commerce Initiative. She helped launch the Principles for Responsible Management Education for the United Nations Global Compact.