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Former China Center Advisory Council President Mahmood Zaidi recently made a large donation of materials to the James T. Wu Library of the Lingnan (University) College of Sun Yat-sen University in China. Zaidi—a distinguished international emeritus professor, professor emeritus of human resources, and founding director of international programs at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management—has a close relationship with Lingnan (University) College and its students.
In his role as director of international programs for the Carlson School of Management, he was charged with developing an executive MBA program based in China. That program, CHEMBA (China Executive MBA in Guangzhou, China), is offered through a partnership between the Carlson School and Lingnan (University) College.
Zaidi’s donation to the James T. Wu Library consisted of 137 boxes of books and professional journals in economics and management to benefit CHEMBA students. The reaction of the donation from past students was overwhelming:
“Giving away something you treasured in your life and career again exemplified your greatest love and passion for us, for CHEMBA, and for China.” (CHEMBA VII graduate)
“We are really touched with your deep love to our CHEMBA program. Thank you so much for your care and contribution to CHEMBA and all alumni and candidates! We believe what you left with us is a true legacy that inspires all CHEMBA alumni and candidates to do the same.” (CHEMBA V graduate)
“All CHEMBA students appreciate your contribution and will continue your dream to be excellent.” (CHEMBA VII graduate)
CHEMBA is one of the three Global Executive MBA Programs offered by the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. In 1999, the CHEMBA Program received the approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education and the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council and its first students were enrolled in 2001. After successfully completing the program requirements, students in all three EMBA programs earn the globally recognized MBA degree from the University of Minnesota. CHEMBA celebrates its 10th year in 2011.
Zaidi was a member of the China Center Advisory Council (CCAC) from 1985 to 2007, serving under three different China Center directors. During his term as president of the CCAC (from 2004 to 2006), he oversaw the China Center’s 25th anniversary celebration. He was honored in 2008 for his years of service on the CCAC and for his efforts to encourage faculty and student exchange, expand research and professional collaboration and strengthen the bridges between the University and greater China.
Pictured above: The head librarian of the James T. Wu Library of Lingnan (University) College with some of the boxes of materials donated by Mahmood Zaidi.
CHEMBA項目是明大卡爾森管理學院提供的三個高级管理人员工商管理硕士項目之一。 1999年，CHEMBA項目得到了中國教育部和國務院學位委員會的批准。 2001年，項目開始招收第一批學員。在順利完成所有學位項目要求後，這三個高级管理人员工商管理硕士項目的學員們將被明尼蘇達大學授予全世界承認的工商管理碩士學位。 2011年，CHEMBA項目慶祝了十週年紀念 。