Guru Ghosh to join Virginia Tech as associate VP

Ghosh will oversee the university's international programmes and activities, and expansion of Tech programmes abroad, including development of a Virginia Tech campus in India, and will begin work in July, the university said in a statement.

"I'm pleased and delighted that, after a nationwide search, we have found a charismatic leader to build upon the great success we've developed over the last 20 years.
He will help us move forward in the increasingly vital international sphere," John Dooley, vice president for Outreach and International Affairs said.

"I am deeply honoured and humbled to accept the position of associate vice president for international affairs at Virginia Tech," Ghosh said.

Ghosh has a doctorate in educational policy, planning and leadership from the College of William and Mary.

At Humboldt, he oversaw the development of strategic partnerships and international agreements, as well as supervised faculty and staff at a branch campus in China.
Ghosh also served as director of global education for the College of William and Mary from 2000 to 2009, in which he managed international study programs in 20 countries, the release stated.

Tech conducts about USD 90 million worth of research on campuses and in learning centres on five continents.

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