Joins Purdue as Strategic Planning Director
Narayan Mukerjea, assistant to the president for budget planning
and analysis at Iowa State University, became Purdue University's
director of strategic planning and assessment March 1, 2001.
Mukerjea (pronounced MOO-ker-jay) will be an essential member
of my team,'' said Purdue President Martin C. Jischke. ''He
worked very closely with me at Iowa State and was a major
factor in the success we had there. His leadership skills
and vision match Purdue's challenges and opportunities. His
talents and experience in strategic planning will help us
engage the great work ahead.''
director of strategic planning and assessment, Mukerjea will
help establish the priorities and plans that guide the university's
academic and financial operations and budgeting, Jischke said.
Mukerjea will help shape a strategic plan for Purdue as chair
of the new university planning council and will participate
in several campus strategic planning committees.
duties include assisting university leaders the president,
provost, vice presidents, chancellors and academic deans
with campus resource management plans that cross all schools
and functions to encompass the entire university. In addition,
he will establish a strategic assessment system to monitor
and help set future planning efforts. The new director reports
to the president and serves as a member of the President's
holds a master's of applied science in systems design from
the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a bachelor's
of architecture from the Indian Institute of Technology in
working as an architect in Calcutta, India, and then as a
member of an architectural design team in Toronto, Ontario,
Canada, Mukerjea served as a lecturer in the School of Architecture
at the University of Waterloo.
joined Iowa State University as an assistant professor of
architecture in 1971. He became a professor of architecture
in 1982 and served as the interim dean in the College of Design
twice. He served as associate dean for academic and student
affairs in the College of Design from 1983 to 1995 when Jischke,
then president at Iowa State, appointed him as his assistant.