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Business Professor Appointed Distinguished Professor

Appointment recognizes professor’s dedication to teaching, service and research

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Vijayan Sugumaran, Ph.D.

icon of a calendarApril 7, 2020

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Vijayan Sugumaran, Ph.D., department chair, decision information systems, and MIS professor, was appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor by the OU Board of Trustees.

Appointments to Distinguished Professorships are based on the candidate’s efforts and accomplishments in the areas of teaching, intellectual contributions and service. The appointment recognizes Dr. Sugumaran’s strong belief in education of the whole person and his dedication to preparing Oakland business students for successful careers.

The nomination highlights his vast and scholarly contributions, commitment to student engagement in and out of the classroom, and his exceptional professional service at the national and international level.

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