San Diego, Calif. – June 20, 2014 – Dr. Gangaram Singh, an award-winning educator and administrator with a background in leading strategic growth initiatives, has been named Associate Provost at National University, effective July 1.
Dr. Singh comes to National University from San Diego State University (SDSU) where he previously served as Department Chair, Associate Dean and Interim Dean with SDSU’s College of Business Administration. As Associate Dean, Dr. Singh contributed to strategic renewal of SDSU’s College of Business Administration by leading the AACSB maintenance of accreditation and participating in SDSU’s educational effectiveness team, assuring compliance with Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) standards and supporting continuous improvement. As Interim Dean, his collaborative leadership efforts achieved notable results, including the school being named in “Top 100” rankings for the College of Business Administration’s MBA program. Dr. Singh also spearheaded strategic growth with particular attention to curriculum development and revision in his roles as Chair, Associate Dean, and Interim Dean.
“I am very excited about joining National University and being part of a team that is dedicated to the mission of providing its diverse population of working students and adult learners with the opportunity to pursue and achieve their higher education goals,” said Dr. Singh. “I look forward to helping advance this mission that ensures the educational and economic success of future generations.”
With a Ph.D. in Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto, Dr. Singh has been widely published in over 70 academic and practitioner journals. Recent articles appeared in the Journal of Management, Human Resource Management Review and the Journal of Management Inquiry. He has presented at the Academy of Management, Industrial Relations Research Association, and the Canadian Industrial Relations Association. Dr. Singh has received numerous teaching awards at SDSU and at Case Western Reserve University, where he taught before joining SDSU, including “Most Influential Faculty.” He is committed to community outreach, having formerly served on the City of San Diego’s Citizens Review and Economic Competitiveness Commission.
In his new role, Dr. Singh will work closely with National University Provost Debra Bean to ensure the school’s continued advancement and success as a higher education institution serving the needs of working students and adult learners seeking a quality academic experience.
About National University
Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California. With 30,000 students and more than 180,000 alumni, National University is the flagship institution of the National University System. National University is dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse population of students. Five schools and one college – the College of Letters and Sciences; the School of Business and Management; the School of Education; the School of Engineering, Technology and Media; the School of Health and Human Services; and the School of Professional Studies – offer 133 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 23 teacher credentials. Programs are offered throughout California and across the nation, and are also available online. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California.
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