- This event has passed.
UMD 2019 Commencement
The University of Minnesota Duluth’s 119th graduation commencement includes graduate and undergraduate ceremonies. No guest tickets are required.
Dr. Anne S. Tsui will speak at the 10 a.m. ceremony for College of Liberal Arts and Swenson College of Science and Engineering grads and at the 3 p.m. ceremony for the College of Education and Human Service Professions, Labovitz School of Business and Economics, and School of Fine Arts graduates.
The commencement ceremonies will open with the Ma’iingan Singers, a traditional Ojibwe drum group. The UMD Symphonic Wind Ensemble will accompany the graduates.
Tsui came to UMD as a foreign student from Hong Kong. In 1973, she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in business administration. She earned a master’s degree in industrial relations from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 1975 and in 1981 a doctoral degree in behavioral and organizational sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2015, she received an Honorary Doctorate in Economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
She is currently distinguished adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame, Motorola professor emerita of international management at the Arizona State University, and distinguished visiting professor at Peking University and Fudan University, China. She was president of the Academy of Management, the founding president of the International Association for Chinese Management Research, and editor in chief of two leading scholarly journals. She is a co-founder of the Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management, a global movement to transform business research into a force for greater good.
Dr. Tsui believes in giving back to her alma maters for the excellent education she received and to society for her good fortune. She endowed a scholarship at UMD for undergraduates in the College of Liberal Arts and a scholarship for doctoral students at the Carlson School of Management, and several other universities. Her daughter Amelia is a double Cornellian (B.A. and M.A.) and works in a pharmaceutical products company as a human resource specialist.