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Indian American appointed dean of leading Business school

Rohit Verma has been selected as the new dean of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. He starts August 1st.

With an impressive publication record of over 75 articles in esteemed academic journals, as well as numerous reports tailored for industry readership, Verma has showcased his expertise, the university says. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration, an MS in Engineering from the University of Utah, and a bachelor’s degree in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

the Indian American currently holds positions as the founding provost at VinUniversity in Vietnam and as a professor at Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business. He previously served as the dean of external affairs at Cornell’s SC Johnson College of Business.

“Dr. Verma is a world-class leader whose experience and success at both Cornell University and VinUniversity have prepared him to add tremendous value to the Moore School,” said Donna Arnett, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, to American Bazaar.

University of South Carolina President Michael Amiridis expressed his satisfaction in welcoming Dr. Rohit Verma to the university, acknowledging his accomplishments as an award-winning teacher, successful researcher, and innovative leader.

While on leave from Cornell, he has held concurrent leadership positions at VinUniversity, where he received the Excellent Leader Award in 2021. Verma’s multidisciplinary approach and desire for collaboration are expected to contribute to upholding the core values of the Moore School.

“From the very early stage in my academic career, I have taken a multi-disciplinary perspective and collaborated actively with colleagues from other fields,” said Verma, according to Daijiworld.com.

“I hope to collaborate with all colleagues at the Moore School in ensuring that the school’s core values are reflected and prioritized in all aspects of our work,” he said.

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