April 08, 2015

Target Corp.'s Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell to Deliver Commencement Address at UCLA Anderson

Corenell earned his bachelor's degree at UCLA and attended Anderson School of Management

LOS ANGELES (April 8, 2015) - UCLA Anderson School of Management today announced that Brian Cornell (BA ’81, Exec Ed CERT ’91,) chairman and CEO of Target Corp., will address this year's MBA, Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA), and Ph.D. graduates. The graduation ceremony will take place on Friday, June 12, 2015, at 4:00 pm on Wilson Plaza at the UCLA campus.

Cornell is responsible for Target’s global business, including nearly 1,800 stores in North America and Target.com, more than 345,000 team members and millions of guests. Cornell leads the retailer’s executive leadership team in accelerating Target’s performance, advancing its digital evolution and delivering on its “Expect More. Pay Less.” promise to guests. Cornell joined Target in August 2014 following more than 30 years in ascending leadership positions at leading retail and global consumer product companies, including three CEO roles.

“Brian has led some of the most iconic global businesses of our time. He has always brought a fearless vision for growth, along with a fierce commitment to the human side of these businesses -- both customers and employees,” says Judy Olian, dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management. “We’re thrilled that Brian will address our talented and motivated graduates who are eager to learn from his experiences, particularly his current role leading Target’s transformation."

Cornell serves on the board of directors of Polaris Industries Inc., and is a past director for several other public companies. He is a member of UCLA Anderson School of Management Board of Visitors, and holds board positions with the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the leading business schools in the world, with faculty members globally renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Located in Los Angeles, gateway to the growing economies of Latin America and Asia and a city that personifies innovation in a diverse range of endeavors, UCLA Anderson's MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, Global Executive MBA for the Americas, Master of Financial Engineering, doctoral and executive education programs embody the school's Think In The Next ethos. Annually, some 1,800 students are trained to be global leaders seeking the business models and community solutions of tomorrow.

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