Jaishankar Ganesh, a noted business education innovator and scholar in international marketing, has been named as the dean of the prestigious Rutgers School of Business-Camden, becoming the first Indian- American to get the coveted post.

The 45-year-old Mr. Ganesh will serve as the fourth dean of the Rutgers-Camden business school from August 1, the State University of New Jersey said in a statement.

As dean, he will develop the academic and administrative operations of the Rutgers-Camden business school, which has 679 undergraduate and 276 MBA students attending classes on the Camden Campus and in Atlantic City and Mount Laurel.

When the appointment becomes effective on August 1, Mr. Ganesh will become Rutgers’ first full and permanent dean of Asian Indian descent, the statement said.

Established in 1988, the school has 35 full-time faculty and 20 staff members and is the first business school in southern New Jersey to earn international accreditation.

Mr. Ganesh currently serves as associate dean for administration and executive education at the University of Central Florida’s College of Business Administration.

In this position, he worked to revamp the Executive Development Centre’s programmes, resulting in increased enrolment and a surge in revenue from USD 300,000 to more than USD 3.5 million during a five-year period.

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