SALT LAKE CITY, March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU) has named Dr. Rashmi Prasad as the National Director and Dean of its College of Business. In this assignment, Dr. Prasad will oversee WGU's College of Business, which currently has more than 29,000 enrolled students in all 50 states.
Prasad joins WGU with nearly two decades of experience in professorship and years in university administration. Prior to joining WGU, he served as Dean of the College of Business and Public Policy at the University of Alaska Anchorage. In leading the largest College of Business in the state of Alaska, Prasad helped build a dynamic group of faculty and staff to deliver the highest quality teaching, research, and service to advance the well-being and prosperity of the state. Before becoming Dean, Prasad was Professor of Business Administration at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
In his professional life, Prasad has been a dedicated educator, frequently honored by students, peers, and alumni for the quality of his teaching and student advising. As a researcher and scholar, he has contributed chapters to numerous books and published articles in notable journals such as Business and Politics, Governance, and The Journal of Business Ethics. Prasad completed his baccalaureate and master's degrees at the University of Michigan and University of Illinois, respectively, before completing his Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky.
"We are pleased to have Dr. Prasad lead our largest college and are confident that his leadership and experience will be invaluable to us as we continue to provide high-quality business education," said WGU Provost Dr. David Leasure.
WGU is a member of AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the world's premier business education network. Designed to prepare students for real-world professional situations, WGU's College of Business offers core business degree programs including B.S. Business Management, B.S. Accounting, and multiple MBAs.
Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves 80,000 students nationwide and has more than 79,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation's leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. In just 20 years, the university has become a leading influence in changing the lives of individuals and families, and preparing the workforce needed in today's rapidly evolving economy. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, and was featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. Learn more at www.wgu.edu.
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