Jesse H. Jones Professor Appointed to the Fulbright Association Board of Directors

Posted on Monday, December 14, 2020

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Dr. Kamala Raghavan, professor and interim department chairman for Finance and Accounting, has been elected to the Fulbright Association Board of Directors under the leadership of Executive Director Dr. John Bader. The mission of the Fulbright Association is to advocate for the Fulbright program and promote international education. Fulbright alumni are leaders in every field representing over 165 countries, and are committed to advancing mutual understanding, tolerance, and peaceful relations worldwide. 

“We are very proud to have Dr. Raghavan serve on the Board of Directors for the Fulbright Association; she is among top educators and difference makers in the world and we look forward to her sharing all of the knowledge she will gain back to our School and students,” said Dr. David Yen, dean of the Jesse H. Jones School of Business. 

The vision for the association is a world where international exchange is widely recognized as a force for peace. They are global change-makers in politics, business, science, education, and the arts. Their ranks include 82 Pulitzer Prize winners, 59 Nobel Prize laureates, 37 current or former heads of state or government, 70 MacArthur Foundation Fellows, and 16 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients. The alumni come from thousands of public and private universities in the United States and abroad. 

“I’m delighted and honored to serve as a board member of this prestigious international organization to promote education,” said Raghavan. “I am so grateful to be of service to this community of scholars.”

Raghavan will begin her three-year term January 1, 2021, with a portfolio of responsibilities to include finance related activities. She will be announced and recognized as a newly elected board member at the Annual Business Meeting for the general membership on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020.

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Last updated: 12/14/2020