Carolyn Yauyan Woo

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Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo is President & CEO of Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. She came to CRS in January 2012 after a distinguished academic career.

Dr. Woo's Catholic News Service monthly column took first place in the 2013 Catholic Press Association Awards in the category of Best Regular Column – Spiritual Life. Before coming to CRS, Dr. Woo served from 1997 to 2011 as dean of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. She was a recipient of honorary doctorates from Providence College, University of St. Francis, Lewis University, as well as the University of Notre Dame. She was the first female dean to chair the accreditation body for business schools (AACSB: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and directed its initiative for Peace through Commerce.

Dr. Woo was educated by the Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong. She is married to Dr. David E. Bartkus, whom she met at the Newman Center at Purdue University and they have two sons, Ryan and Justin.