Dr. Naren Agrawal Named Interim Dean at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business
Naren Agrawal has been appointed the interim dean of Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. He currently serves as the Benjamin and Mae Swig Professor of supply chain management and analytics in the Department of Information Systems & Analytics, and has served on the faculty since 1992.
Naren served as the Associate Dean of Faculty from 2010-2015 and Chairman of the Operations Management & Information Systems Department from 2008-2010. He was a visiting professor at The Wharton School in 1999, 2000 and 2010, and at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, in 2004, 2006 and 2016. He holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Institute of Technology, BHU, India, an M.S. in Management Science from the University of Texas at Dallas; and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Operations and Information Management from The Wharton School. Naren’s expertise is in the areas of supply chain management, service supply chain management, and manufacturing competitiveness.
“We are proud to have our very own faculty member, Dr. Naren Agrawal, selected to drive business education and innovation” shared Santa Clara University Provost, Lisa Kloppenberg. “At the Leavey School of Business (LSB), we collaborate with the most brilliant minds in entrepreneurship, ethics, innovation, and theory. And we do it all from the most prolific business environment on earth, Silicon Valley.”
This past December, Dr. Agrawal was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, considered to be one of the most widely recognized and prestigious in the world. As part of this Fellowship, he spent six weeks at Ahmedabad University serving as an adviser to the university’s vice chancellor, dean of the Amrut Mody School of Management, and key academics at the university on the design and development of a center of excellence focused on the Indian retail industry that will become a leader through its research, focused teaching programs, and industry leadership engagement.
“I will continue to drive LSB’s strong strategic plan with a focus on engaging students with our unique curriculum emphasizing technical excellence and ethical development, preparing them for the fast-paced world of innovation, entrepreneurship, and global enterprises and marketplaces,” said Agrawal.
“I am honored to be a part of an academic institution with a global reputation, integrally involved with visionary and principled leaders of Silicon Valley and beyond.”
About Santa Clara University
Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University sits in the heart of Silicon Valley—the world’s most innovative and entrepreneurial region. The University’s stunningly landscaped 106-acre campus is home to the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asís. SCU has among the best four-year graduation rates in the nation and is rated by PayScale in the top 1 percent of universities with the highest-paid graduates. SCU has produced elite levels of Fulbright Scholars as well as four Rhodes Scholars. With undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, and graduate programs in six disciplines, the curriculum blends high-tech innovation with social consciousness grounded in the tradition of Jesuit, Catholic education. For more information see www.scu.edu.
About Leavey School of Business
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, one of the most dynamic business environments in the world, the Leavey School of Business combines academic excellence in the 450-year Jesuit tradition, with an energetic, innovative spirit that typifies the region. Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business offers one of the nation's best graduate business programs ranked No. 11 Executive MBA by U.S News & World Report, No. 25 ranked Evening MBA by U.S News & World Report and No. 25 ranked Online MBA by The Princeton Review.
For more information, visit www.scu.edu/business.