Chandrika joined our team from successfully building a new foundation relations
office at the University of Maryland. In her current role as Assistant dean of
External Relations she manages a portfolio of communications, career services,
alumni relations and development. She also serves as SPP diversity and inclusion
officer to provide leadership and coordinate the School’s efforts to lead and build a
diverse and inclusive community both at the University and society at large.
Chandrika has considerable depth of experience in humanitarian leadership,
advanced academic achievement in strategy and international relations, and
extraordinary success in fundraising. She brings with her a lifelong commitment to
improving people’s lives. In her early professional life, she worked with various
non-profits in empowering tribal women to shaping the futures of young women in
India. Since arriving in the United States, Chandrika has demonstrated exceptional
creativity and talent in navigating complex and challenging environments.
Throughout her career Chandrika has built strong relationships, successfully
effectuating inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary initiatives at higher education
institutions, including Virginia Tech, Washington University in St. Louis, Temple
University School of Medicine.