San Diego, Calif. – Dr. Gangaram Singh, an award-winning educator and administrator with a background in leading strategic growth initiatives, has been named Provost at National University.
Dr. Singh, who joined National University in 2014 as Associate Provost, had been serving as Interim Provost for the past year. He became Provost effective July 1, serving as the University’s Chief Academic Officer to the President. Dr. Singh brings strong ties to the San Diego community, having previously served in key academic leadership positions with San Diego State University (SDSU). At National University, one of the largest private, nonprofit universities in California, Dr. Singh has been active in strengthening academic infrastructure for the next generation of adult learners. He assumed leadership of the University’s regional accreditation (ACS WASC) process, and has been working closely with faculty to identify new approaches for highlighting scholarships and research, such as through the University-based Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching.
“Dr. Singh has been a dedicated member of the National University leadership team, and he is held in high regard by faculty, staff, and administrators,” said Dr. David Andrews, President of National University. “We are pleased to have him continue with us as Provost, as he is committed to ensuring the highest standards for our students’ academic experiences.”
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.
At SDSU, Dr. Singh served as Department Chair, Associate Dean, and Interim Dean with SDSU’s College of Business Administration. While there, he contributed to the 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. 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 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.
About National University: Founded in 1971, National University is one of the largest private, nonprofit universities in California. With more than 170,000 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. Four schools and two colleges – the College of Letters and Sciences; the Sanford College of Education; the School of Business and Management; the School of Engineering and Computing; the School of Health and Human Services; and the School of Professional Studies – offer more than 75 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 23 teacher credentials. Programs are offered at locations throughout California and across thenation, and are also available online. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California. http://www.nu.edu/