College of Fine Arts and Humanities Leadership

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Valerie Doherty ’76

Valerie Doherty ’76
B.A. English

Valerie Doherty, Eden Prairie, is CEO and co-owner with her husband, Tim, of Doherty Employment Group and Doherty Staffing Solutions. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1979. Recent recognition has included Pink Magazine’s 50 Top Women Business Owners nationally and Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s third largest female-owned business. The Dohertys also received the 2008 Entrepreneurs of the Year Award from the Carlson School of Management. She supports higher education in many ways, including currently employing 20 St. Cloud State graduates, financially supporting her alma maters and partnering with Riverland College to establish the Doherty Scholarship fund.

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