Two Indian-Americans are selected by American Council on Education for its prestigious fellowship. It is the longest-running leadership development programme in the US.Ritu Raju and Sundeep R Muppidi were named Fellows as part of the ACE Fellows Programme 2017-18 classes.
- The ACE Fellows Programme has strengthened institutions in American higher education.
- It was started from 1965.
- It identifies and prepares nearly 1,900 faculty, staff and administrators for senior positions in college and university leadership through its distinctive and intensive nominator-driven, force-based mentorship model.
- Fellows Class represents the diversity of America’s higher education institutions by gender, race/ethnicity, institution type and disciplinary background.
- More than half the members of the 2017-18 Fellows are women and half are minorities.
About Ritu Raju and Sundeep R Muppidi :
Ritu Raju is from Houston Community college in Houston Texas and R Muppidi is from University of Hartford in Hartford (HCC) Connecticut.
- Ritu is the division chairman of speech, communication and sign language at the community college.
- Sundeep is a professor of communications and an associate dean for academic planning and curriculum at the university’s College of Arts and Sciences.
- Ritu has served as a graduate instructor at Sam Houston State University, an adjunct professor at the University of Houston-Downtown and an academic liaison at the Society for Technical Communication.
- She earned her bachelor’s from Bangalore University.
- Sundeep earned a bachelor’s from Osmania University, a master’s from the University of Hyderabad, a doctorate from Bowling Green State University and a management development programme certificate from the Harvard University.
- He has also served as the secretary-general of the Asian Media Information and Communication Center and adjunct associate professor at Nanyang Technological University.