Bobby S. Tsai ’83

Bobby S. Tsai

Cornell degree: BS ’83 (ENG)


Read Bobby’s interview.

“Highly selective universities in the U.S. are facing two significant novel challenges: the perceived value proposition of such an education and the justification of their admission criteria. These issues require more than incremental improvement; they may require a completely new model.”

Professional experience:

  • Owner, Providence Joy Co. Ltd., 2016–present
  • Executive Director, Bond Apparels International Limited, 2005–2016
  • Chairman and CEO, Oriental Union Holdings Limited, 2000–2004

Alumni service:

  • Cornell Alumni Advisory Board (CAAB), member, 2020–present; CAAB Membership Committee, 2015
  • Cornell China Alumni Advisory Board, ex officio, 2019–present
  • Cornell University Council, life member, 2019–present; member, 2002–2006, 2008–2012, 2014–2018; Administrative Board member, 2015–2016; International Programs Committee, member, 2004–2005, chair, 2003–2006
  • Cornell Asia Alumni Leadership Advisors, member, 2016–present
  • Cornell Alumni Association, Vice President, 2013–2015; Regional Director, 2010–2013
  • Cornell Club of Hong Kong, Immediate Past President, 2003–2004
  • Cornell Asian Alumni Association, member, 1997–present

Community/public service/philanthropic priorities:

  • Chinese Exploration & Research Society, patron
  • Faith Community Church, Board of Elders and Missions Committee member
  • M+ Museum, founding patron
  • Palace Museum of Hong Kong, founding patron

Other education:

  • Master of Science, University of British Columbia, 1986

Student involvements/activities:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Program of Ithaca and Tompkins County
  • Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Treasurer
  • Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society, Social Secretary

Additional information:

I was the first in my family to receive a college degree in the U.S. My Cornell education and experience have significantly shaped both my professional career and my personal outlook. I am grateful for what I have learned from Cornell, and I also have two sons who graduated from Cornell. Big Red is very much part of the Tsai family. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to serve my beloved alma mater.