ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan Center for Social Impact at the Ross School of Business is pleased to announce that its managing director, Rishi Moudgil, has been named a 2015 American Express NGen Fellow by Independent Sector (IS), a leadership forum for nonprofits, foundations and corporations whose member networks collectively represent tens of thousands of organizations locally, nationally and globally. The forum's mission is to advance the common good by leading, strengthening and mobilizing the nonprofit and philanthropic community.
As the inaugural managing director of the Center for Social Impact, Moudgil leads efforts in collaboration with other units at the University of Michigan to further learning and engagement with mission-driven organizations that deliver social impact. Since its inception in 2014, the Center for Social Impact has educated hundreds of MBAs and students across U-M and worked with a wide array of partner organizations, government agencies and researchers to help define and advance the practice of social impact.
The American Express NGen Fellows program builds the leadership skills of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders ages 40 and under to tackle society's toughest challenges. Moudgil was one of 12 outstanding leaders selected from IS member organizations because of his innovative work in building the Center for Social Impact at the Ross School of Business and a thriving talent ecosystem for millennial movements in value-driven careers.
"As a graduate of the University of Michigan, I am passionate about creating more social impact opportunities for the next generation of students and our larger community," said Moudgil. "I am thrilled to be joining this amazing cohort, which will further allow me to expand my capabilities and knowledge – and more importantly – progress social impact across all sectors."
About Rishi Moudgil
Moudgil's focus areas include nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship, education management and cross-sector leadership and innovation. At the Ross School of Business, Moudgil previously ran programs at the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and separately led the Nonprofit and Public Management Center and Domestic Corps. He has also launched various social impact initiatives at the University of Michigan, including the Social Impact Challenge and Social Innovation Summit.
Moudgil's background includes management consulting for social enterprises and venture philanthropies and directing finance and strategy initiatives for educational institutions ranging from K-12 school districts to top research universities. As a social entrepreneur, he has founded and run social impact organizations ranging from youth development to new venture creation.
About the Center for Social Impact
The Center for Social Impact is an organization based at the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business that trains and inspires future leaders to solve complex social challenges that impact our communities. Through experiential learning opportunities, the Center for Social Impact provides the business education of the future: connecting social impact organizations from across sectors with students from diverse disciplines to deliver tangible outcomes and transformational value for the social sector. For more information about the Center for Social Impact, please visit www.socialimpact.umich.edu.
About Michigan Ross
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a vibrant and distinctive learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. The Ross School of Business mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society.
Ross is consistently ranked among the world's leading business schools. Academic degree programs include the BBA, MBA, Part-time MBA (Evening and Weekend formats), Executive MBA, Global MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Management, and PhD. In addition, the school delivers open-enrollment and custom executive education programs targeting general management, leadership development and strategic human resource management.
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SOURCE The Stephen M. Ross Center for Social Impact