After a national research, Sridhar Sundaram will be part of Cal Point out Fullerton as the future dean of the University of Organization and Economics, productive July 15.
Sundaram is now the Tiedemann-Cotton dean of the Kate Tiedemann Faculty of Business and Finance, and campus dean for the Muma Faculty of Company, equally at the University of South Florida.
He began his 31 many years in increased education and learning as a college member in finance, but rapidly took on administrative roles, going from department chair to tutorial director, associate dean and in the end, dean. Alongside the way, Sundaram has been acknowledged for excellent teaching, services and analysis.
Though his early educational investigate focused on the administration of banking institutions, company governance and asset pricing, Sundaram’s recent scholarly venture appears at the impression of the pandemic on minority-owned microbusinesses. As element of this operate, he and his workforce are evaluating the effectiveness of proposed federal, point out and community insurance policies on these firms — particularly which of them can make the most significant contributions to their very long-phrase economic wellness.
Even though ascending the tutorial ranks, Sundaram also received organization expertise outdoors of the college. He has worked for many a long time with his family’s retail small business, whilst also consulting with regional businesses in his communities and serving on a quantity of boards. At this time, he is the chair of the board of governors for the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and serves as a board member for Saint Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Sundaram appears ahead to emphasizing educational innovation, large-impression analysis and powerful connections to the business enterprise community in his new function at CSUF.
“I am genuinely enthusiastic about the prospect to lead the College of Organization and Economics to its next stage of improvement and excellence,” he shared. “I am amazed by the college’s motivation to the tutorial achievement of its college students and to regional economic advancement by way of its facilities of excellence.”
“Sridhar is an experienced tutorial leader with a proven capacity to facilitate student and faculty achievements,” defined Carolyn Thomas, provost and vice president for tutorial affairs. “I’m notably enthusiastic about the travel he has to interact with our regional local community in techniques that build on our present successes, although opening up new chances that are one of a kind to our specific place. I simply cannot wait around to see him doing the job with CBE’s powerful higher education leadership group to make the following stage of their legacy.”
Sundaram retains a doctorate in finance and MBA from Southern Illinois College, Carbondale, and the two a master’s and bachelor’s diploma in accounting from PSG School of Arts & Science in India.