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khaskhabar.com : Wednesday, April 26, 2023 5:13 PM
New York. Indian-American IIT graduate Haresh Gurnani has been named the new dean of the College of Business at Stony Brook University in New York and will take up the new role from July. Gurnani currently serves as the Chair of Business Analytics, Operations Management, Marketing and Economics in the School of Business at Wake Forest University.
He holds the Thomas H. Davis Chair in the school, program director of the Mathematical Business Program, and serves on the university’s committee on the Network for Inclusive Leadership and Engagement.
Haresh is ideally suited to serve as our next leader, bringing a key set of experience and skills essential to the college’s growth, including driving enrollment growth,” said Carl Lejuez, executive vice president and provost at Stony Brook. Management, building industry partnerships and fundraising.
Gurnani’s research interests are in operations and supply chain analysis, retail distribution channel design and marketing, healthcare operations and marketing, sharing economy and sustainability.
He will replace Manny London, who has served as dean of the college for a decade.
Vocational education plays an important role in providing valuable opportunities for socio-economic mobility and entrepreneurship development for students, Gurnani said in a statement. With its rich heritage for inter-college collaboration, I am excited to work with colleagues to identify and develop new partnerships and programs.
As Area Chair in the School of Business at Wake Forest, Gurnani has overseen strategic planning, new program development, faculty recruitment and development, research strategy and accreditation review.
Under his leadership of the mathematical business program, enrollment has increased by 80 percent and new partnerships with industry have been developed to identify company projects.
With a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a master’s and doctorate in operations research from Carnegie Mellon University, Gurnani has also held faculty positions at the University of Miami and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
With more than 24,000 students, more than 2,800 faculty members, Stony Brook University is ranked among the top 35 public universities by Forbes and among the nation’s top 80 universities by the US News & World Report Best Colleges listing.(IANS) )
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