Dr. Bonnie Bass '54 Receives Alumni Achievement Award
Published: 5-28-2013 2:50 pm
Dr. Bonnie Bass was presented with the Wayne State Foundation Alumni Achievement Award at the undergraduate commencement ceremony May 4. Bass spoke eloquently and from the heart to the assembled graduates about the people who matter most in life: family, teachers and friends.
She is the founder and president of Expertise, a consulting and executive advisory firm headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with eight associate offices in the U.S. and Canada. She also serves as Vice President of Research and Development for Professional DynaMetric Programs, Inc., a Colorado behavioral research, program development, and international training company. She serves as Director of the DynaPro Consulting Division of PDP Inc.
Bass graduated with a bachelors degree in education from Wayne State College in 1954. After teaching at Wayne High School and Technical High School in Omaha, she enjoyed a number of years as a homemaker, parenting two children (Jefferson Bass and Jane Bass Page) and serving her community in cities in California, Iowa and Utah. Her love of learning and a desire to assist people to become successful in life inspired her to enroll in a masters degree program at University of San Francisco in psychology. After a two-year internship (1978), she was granted a license as a family counselor and opened an office practice.
During 1978 her brother, Bruce Hubby, a businessman in Colorado Springs, Colo., was funding and leading a new research project that incorporated technology with the vision of assisting businesses and organizations to achieve success through understanding people. The two siblings joined in this venture, later known as PDP Inc. Bruce Hubby, now deceased, graduated from WSC in 1957, along with his wife, Jan Hubby. Bruce Hubby's son, Brent Hubby, is now President of PDP Inc. To assist in the new research and expand her knowledge of business applications of psychology, Bass returned to the University of San Francisco, earning a doctor of education degree in 1983.
She is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants USA and the National Speakers Association. Bass is honored to have been the first woman president and chairman of the board of the San Francisco Kiwanis Club (1990).