AAP staff report
ST. PAUL (Jan. 29, 2013) — Concordia University of Saint Paul announced Tuesday that Dr. Bruce Corrie has been appointed Associate Vice President for University Relations and International Programs.
Corrie has served as Dean for the university’s College of Business and Organizational Leadership for several years. His new appointment is effective Feb.1, 2013.
In this new role Corrie will work to build community and governmental relationships for the university and help develop Concordia University’s International Programs.
“As we grow we also want to serve our community locally, nationally, and globally,” said Lonn Maly, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Dr. Corrie will help us achieve this goal.”
Corrie has a Doctorate of Economics from the University of Notre Dame. He has been on the faculty at Concordia since 1987. Corrie was involved in the formation of the College of Business and Organizational Leadership and served as dean for nearly five years during time the traditional students scored in the 86th percentile in the national ETS major field test in business.
“Concordia University has always played an important role as an anchor institution in our community,” Corrie said. “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.
“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,” he added.
The Concordia MBA program has become a market leader, with successful partnerships established with business and other higher educational institutions. Corrie is credited with helping form new foreign study programs in Germany, Chile and China.
Corrie’s work on this has taken him to 25 countries and five continents. 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.
“Concordia University is constantly working to be relevant to the needs of the community,” Maly said. “A major recent initiative was making tuition affordable for our students. The community has responded favorably with this initiative.”
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.
Corrie has served on the board of the U.S. 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.
In addition, Corrie helped to found “ALANA” (Africa, Latino, Asian, and Native American, a group of diverse community leaders that work on policy recommendations for the State Legislature.
Corrie publishes some of his research, reports and editorials on minority economic and policy issues on his Ethnic Trends blog at http://ethnictrends.blogspot.com. A similar blog is posted at www.ethniccapital.com.