CSB/SJU Professor Attending Governor's Mission to China

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April 1, 2002

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn.- John Hasselberg, associate professor of management at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, is a member of Governor Jesse Ventura's China Advisory Committee and the Governor's Business Delegation to China from June 7-15, 2002.

Hasselberg holds a bachelor's degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, a law degree from the University of Minnesota and a master's in business administration from the University of Minnesota. While he has taught courses such as principles of management and administrative policy, Hasselberg's specific interests lie in international, strategic and ethical dimensions of organizational work. Hasselberg had the opportunity to lead the CSB/SJU semester abroad program in Beibei, Chongqing, People's Republic of China in fall of 1999.

The Governor's mission will include meetings with business and government leaders and several public events in Beijing and Shanghai to promote Minnesota exports, especially agriculture and processed foods, information technology and medical products. China is currently the state's third largest export destination, with exports having increased 88 percent over the past five years.

The College of Saint Benedict for women and Saint John's University for men are partners in liberal arts education, providing students the opportunity to benefit from the distinctions of not one, but two nationally recognized Catholic, Benedictine, residential undergraduate colleges. Together, the colleges challenge students to live balanced lives of learning, work, leadership and service in a coeducational environment.