Xerox Chairman and CEO Anne Mulcahy to deliver Dolan Lecture at Fairfield University

Xerox Chairman and CEO Anne Mulcahy to deliver Dolan Lecture at Fairfield University

Image: Anne Mulcahy Anne Mulcahy, chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox Corp. will deliver Fairfield University's Charles F. Dolan Lecture on Monday, April 25, at 8 p.m. The lecture, which will take place at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

Mulcahy, a 28-year veteran of Xerox, began her career selling copiers in Boston in 1976. On August 1, 2001, she was named CEO and on January 1, 2002, she was named chairman of the board.

Mulcahy and her team are responsible for an aggressive, multibillion-dollar turnaround plan that returned Xerox to profitability - significantly improving the company's financial position, expanding its portfolio of systems and services and positioning the company for growth.

When asked about her ability to turn Xerox around, Mulcahy told BusinessWeek, "Turnaround or growth, it's getting your people focused on the goal that is still the job of leadership."

Among several distinguished honors Mulcahy has received, BusinessWeek named her among the 19 best managers of 2004. She has also been named in Fortune magazine's list of 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.

"Having a distinguished corporate leader such as Anne Mulcahy come to our campus will be a great event," said Dr. Norman Solomon, dean of the Dolan School of business. "She is one of the most outstanding businesspeople and her ability to reinvent Xerox is amazing."

In addition to her duties at Xerox, Mulcahy is a member of the board of directors of Target Corporation, Citigroup Inc., and Fuji Xerox and is a member of The Business Council. She is also a board member of Catalyst, a nonprofit organization supporting women in business.

Mulcahy earned her bachelor's degree in English/Journalism from Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y. in 1974. Since joining Xerox in 1976, she rose rapidly through various sales and senior management positions. From 1992-1995, Mulcahy was vice president for human resources, responsible for compensation, benefits, human resource strategy, labor relations, management development and employee training. Mulcahy became chief staff officer in 1997 and a corporate senior vice president in 1998. Xerox is one of the most enduring brands in business, and is the global leader in document management solutions with close to $16 billion in annual revenues.

The Charles F. Dolan Lecture series, featuring highly accomplished, visionary and internationally recognized business leaders, was inaugurated in 2001 with Jack Welch, then-chairman and chief executive of General Electric. C. Michael Armstrong, then chairman and chief executive of AT&T, delivered the second Dolan Lecture in 2002. Alan "Ace" Greenberg, chairman of the Executive Committee of The Bear Stearns Companies Inc., delivered the 2003 lecture, and Karen Katen, then president of Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, delivered the 2004 lecture.

The Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University is a leader in business curriculum innovation. An AACSB International-accredited program, The Dolan School annually serves 1,500 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs, preparing students to advance within their professions and empowering them to become leaders in their fields.

In addition to substantial professional business experience, faculty members are recognized nationally and internationally for their scholarship. The School itself is housed in a technology-rich building dedicated to excellence in a business-learning environment - a facility that is among the best in the nation. For more information on the Dolan School of Business program offerings, call (203) 254-4070, or e-mail

To reserve seats for Mulcahy's Dolan Lecture, call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

Posted On: 03-14-2005 10:03 AM

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