Message from the EVP for Research, Graduate Studies & NPD
September 23, 2018
Dear Faculty and Staff -
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Sudershan Pasupuleti as the new Associate Dean for Online Programs in the Graduate College. He will replace Dr. Bin Wang who is returning to her College to take the position of Associate Dean for Administration, Research and Graduate Programs.
Dr. Pasupuleti is a Professor in the Department of Social Work at UTRGV where he served in various leadership roles including as Chair of the Department of Social Work from 2014-2018. Dr. Pasupuleti led the development of accelerated Masters program in Social Work (MSW) and served as its coordinator. This program just got rated #2 in the country ahead of Columbia University by Best Colleges.com. Prior to UTRGV, Dr. Pasupuleti worked at the University of Toledo where he rose through the ranks becoming a full professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work and Legal Specialties.
In his new role Dr. Pasupuleti will assist the Graduate College Dean, graduate program coordinators and graduate faculty across the university in improving the quality and increasing enrollment of existing online programs and in developing new online degree and certificate programs. He will play a key role in establishing best practices and standard operating procedures in online teaching and learning, online recruitment, accreditation, and in the identification of program opportunities in the online space for UTRGV. In collaboration with IT and Marketing divisions, Dr. Pasupuleti will coordinate graduate college efforts to improve websites, online recruitment, and information flow systems between the Graduate College and academic colleges.
We are very pleased to have Dr. Pasupuleti join the Graduate College team at this exciting time of its development and transformation. If you see Dr. Pasupuleti on campus please congratulate him on this new role. Please also thank Dr. Wang for her dedicated service to the Graduate College and UTRGV.
Parwinder S. Grewal
Executive Vice President