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Latha Ramchand

  • Independent Director
  • Finance, Risk Management and Audit Committee Member

Dr. Ramchand joined the Company as a director in December 2019. Dr. Ramchand has served as Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at the University of Missouri since her appointment in August 2018. Previously, Dr. Ramchand served as dean of the C.T. Bauer College of Business of the University of Houston from 2011 to 2018. Prior to her deanship, she served as associate dean from 2006. During her tenure as dean, Bauer College grew enrollment to over 6,400 students, oversaw the creation of a social entrepreneurship program, expanded programs in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, and created a venture fund and a start-up accelerator. In her current role, she has led the development of a new responsibility-centered budget model, and the implementation of a new strategic plan for the University of Missouri. Dr. Ramchand is also a certified financial analyst and served on the advisory board of the CFP Board of Standards from 2019 to 2022. She received her Ph.D., Finance, from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University in 1993, her M.A., Economics, from the University of Bombay in 1983 and a B.A., Economics, also from the University of Bombay in 1981.

Dr. Ramchand brings substantial leadership and financial experience to the Board, including extensive experience in managing large and complex organizations and ensuring fiscal responsibility in the management of academic enterprises and academic health centers. In addition, Dr. Ramchand’s experience with entrepreneurship and generational changes bolsters our Board’s insight into an important part of our client base.