Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Raj Singh as the next Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, effective July 1, 2024, pending approval by the University’s Board of Regents.

As a member of the Carlson School of Management faculty since 1999, Dr. Singh brings a wealth of experience to this role. He has held the endowed Arthur R. Upgren Professor of Finance position since 2010, chaired the Department of Finance from 2011 to 2015, and served as associate dean for undergraduate programs in CSOM from 2015 to 2021. 

Dr. Singh holds a PhD and M.S. in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA in Information Systems from Baruch College, and a B.Sc.(Honors) in Mechanical Engineering from Kurukshetra University, India.

As vice provost and dean of undergraduate education, Dr. Singh will have primary responsibility for providing strategic vision, direction, and support for the undergraduate academic educational experience. He will oversee the central Office of Undergraduate Education, including curriculum administration, undergraduate policy, academic support resources, academic student success, undergraduate analytics, University Honors Program, student scholarship fundraising, and assessment of student learning. 

In this position Dr. Singh will work in collaboration with leaders within freshman-admitting colleges; the Office of the President, Student Affairs, Equity and Diversity, system campus leaders and others to advance strategic priorities that support the undergraduate educational experience, strengthen access and success for underrepresented students, and ensure quality of undergraduate programs in alignment with University goals and accreditation standards. He will also oversee curricular and program review and approval processes, core curriculum redesign efforts, and undergraduate educational policies and processes.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Singh on his new role. I’d also like to extend my thanks to the search committee, with special appreciation to professor and emeritus dean Mos Kaveh for chairing the search committee.  

Finally, I’d like to again thank outgoing Vice Provost and Dean Bob McMaster for his sustained, impactful and outstanding leadership for the past 16 years, as he returns to the faculty in the Department of Geography, Environment and Society in the College of Liberal Arts. 

Sincerely yours,

Rachel T.A. Croson
Executive Vice President and Provost