Associate business school dean to depart in July

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Vivek Choudhury, the associate dean for strategic initiatives in the School of Business, will leave his role in July.

The associate dean for strategic initiatives at the School of Business will leave his position at the end of July.

Vivek Choudhury, who has served at GW for three and a half years, will leave GW to head the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business, according to an email sent by business school Dean Anuj Mehrotra Wednesday. Choudhury served as the interim dean of the business school for about a year before Mehrotra took the helm last summer.

“Vivek’s departure will be a great loss for GWSB and for me personally,” Mehrotra said in the email, which was sent to members of the business school. “Yet we all know that Vivek has the experience and character to be the dean of an important institution.”

Choudhury joined GW in 2016 as the associate dean for graduate programs. He also taught in the business school’s Department of Information Systems And Technology Management.

During his tenure, Choudhury piloted the business school’s “George Talks Business” initiative, a series of 30-minute interviews with business, government and nonprofit leaders that launched earlier this semester. He also helped steer the school’s re-accreditation, which began in 2014.

The business school also debuted a graduate certificate program in 2017 under Choudhury, which offered 15 new graduate certificates in topics like hospitality management and business analytics.

“Since I arrived in Washington, D.C., Vivek has been a wonderful counselor and supporter,” Mehrotra said in the email. “I am grateful for his commitment to moving our strategic agenda forward.”

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