Dr. Bruce Corrie has been appointed Associate Vice President for University Relations and International Programs. In this role Dr. Corrie will work to build community and governmental relationships for the university and help develop Concordia University’s International Programs. Dr. Corrie currently is the Dean for the university’s College of Business and Organizational Leadership. His new appointment is effective Feb.1, 2013.
"Concordia University has always played an important role as an anchor institution in our community whether it is sponsoring a charter school in the Hmong or Somali community, students helping bring new legislation at the Capitol, improving the economic development infrastructure of the state, working with youth entrepreneurs and most of all educating the next generation of Minnesotans,” Corrie said. “I am honored and privileged to help continue this process of community building and seek the support and help of colleagues and our community partners as we move forward together.”
Dr. Corrie is well known in the community for his work on the economic contributions of immigrants and minorities and his research has been featured in the national and local media. He has served on the board of several national, state and local public and non- profit boards such as the US Small Business Administration, Governor’s Workforce Development Council, Chair of the Governor’s Working Group on Minority Business Development and the World Cultural Heritage District. He has helped develop foreign study programs in India, China, and Mexico and served on international accreditation panels for the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs in India and Mongolia.
Corrie’s travels have taken him to 25 countries and five continents. He has a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and has been on the faculty at Concordia since 1987.
“As Concordia grows we also want to serve our community locally, nationally, and globally. Dr. Corrie will help us achieve this goal.” Vice President for Academic Affairs Lonn Maly said.