Indian American professor Sunil Kumar, provost and senior vp for tutorial affairs at Johns Hopkins College, has been named the following president of Tufts College by the board of trustees. An skilled in operations administration with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, Kumar will succeed present President Anthony P. Monaco, who’s stepping down in 2023 after 12 years on the helm of the college, subsequent summer time.
In an interview to The Instances of India earlier this yr, Professor Kumar, who at present heads Johns Hopkins College’s educating and analysis mission and oversees the 9 colleges, a number of interdisciplinary programmes, and educational centres, had highlighted that the challenges that he has confronted in his educational journey within the US are comparatively few because of the excellent schooling that he obtained in India. “The colleges and universities that I’ve labored at have had open and welcoming environments and so long as I used to be prepared to take dangers and push myself, they helped me succeed,” he had stated within the interview. A former dean of the College of Chicago’s Sales space College of Enterprise, Kumar believes that Indian American professors convey to the desk a worldwide perspective, a willingness to take dangers and stretch themselves, and a way of service.
“Sunil Kumar brings to Tufts a lifelong dedication to excellence in larger schooling and an exceptionally sturdy file as a pacesetter, instructor, and colleague,” stated Peter Dolan, chair of the board of trustees and chair of the presidential search committee at Tufts. “He can be an excellent successor to President Monaco, who has strengthened Tufts in so some ways previously 11 years. Sunil’s dedication to analysis and studying, together with civic engagement and innovation, will assist bolster Tufts’ mission to enhance the world.”
Kumar graduated from Mangalore College with a bachelor’s in engineering and obtained a grasp’s diploma in pc science from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He then moved to the US for his PhD on the University of Illinois.

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