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Spring Legacy Brunch 2024

Saturday, May 11

On Mother's Day weekend, the Luann Dummer Center for Women at the University of St. Thomas invites you to the Spring Legacy Brunch where we will enjoy lively conversation and meaningful connections as we welcome soon-to-be graduates into the alumni family.

Saturday, May 11
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall
Anderson Student Center
University of St. Thomas St. Paul Campus

10:30-11 a.m. Networking
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Brunch and Program

During this event, Jodee Kozlak '85, former Target Corporation and Alibaba C-Suite leader and founder of Kozlak Capital Partners, will share more about her personal and professional journey as a woman influencing the business world with her authentic leadership, collaborative mindset and focus on gratitude.

When you register, we also encourage you to tell us about the female figure who has impacted your life the most and why. We will share some of these reflections on screen during the brunch.

$39 for alumni, parents and friends
$15 for Class of 2024 and recent graduates (class years ’22 and ’23)

Attire: Smart Casual

Complimentary parking is available in the Anderson Student Center Parking Garage (ASC) and the Anderson Parking Facility (APF). 

Registration has closed.

If you have questions about this event, reach out to Dr. Shaherzad Ahmadi at

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Keynote Speaker

Jodee Kozlak '85

Prior to founding Kozlak Capital Partners, Jodee worked with Alibaba Group as its Global Senior Vice President of Human Resources as the company expanded outside of China. She was executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Target Corporation from 2004 to 2016, which was a period of tremendous growth for the company. She also held roles as general counsel for both International Business and Labor and Employment, and was Trustee of the Target Foundation. Jodee is an active community volunteer, an advisory board member to the Stanford Center on Longevity, and she is an alumna of the class of 1985 and Chair of the Board of Trustees at St. Thomas.

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Pauleen Le '11, WCCO-TV

Pauleen Le joined WCCO-TV as a reporter in April 2022. She is a first generation Asian-American and is originally from Eagan. Pauleen began her career as a general assignment reporter in La Crosse, Wis. She also made stops in Green Bay, Wis. and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Prior to WCCO, she served as morning anchor at CBS 58 in Milwaukee, Wis. Pauleen's reports on some of the biggest stories in the last decade have been seen on HLN, CBS Mornings and the BBC. She has received nine Emmy nominations and won countless Wisconsin Broadcaster Association awards. She's a graduate of the University of St. Thomas and Two Rivers High School (formerly Henry Sibley High School). Pauleen is a member of the Asian American Journalist Association.

About the Luann Dummer Center for Women

Established in 1993, the Luann Dummer Center for Women addresses the needs and aspirations of women. We welcome students, faculty, staff and community members to engage with our programs and resources that foster the intellectual, personal and spiritual development of women, in addition to promoting an open and diverse culture at the University of St. Thomas.