(Nov 2, 2021)
— Kennesaw State University has named Sumanth Yenduri, a pc scientist with two
a long time in academia, dean of the College of Computing and Software Engineering (CCSE), efficient Dec. 1.

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Sumanth Yenduri

Yenduri, who at the moment serves as interim dean, was named dean following a nationwide
search. Formerly, he served as chair and professor within the College’s Department of Software Engineering and Game Development.

During his time at KSU, Yenduri has secured philanthropic help for scholarships
and exterior contracts, labored with the CCSE’s management workforce to replace KSU’s R2
analysis roadmap, assisted in securing scholar success grants, and contributed to
the 15% enrollment progress his College has loved since Fall 2020.

“Dr. Yenduri has distinguished himself as a frontrunner throughout his tenure as interim dean
at Kennesaw State,” mentioned Kathy Schwaig, interim president of Kennesaw State. “His
management and dedication in increasing modern analysis alternatives, collaborative
neighborhood outreach, and know-how business partnerships will solely improve the College’s
future educational excellence.”

Yenduri has held a number of management roles over the previous decade at 4 establishments.
Prior to becoming a member of Kennesaw State in 2019, he was a professor and chair of laptop
science at Southeast Missouri State University, the place he oversaw the institution
of the “Cyber Range” for instructing and analysis that was inaugurated by the state’s
governor in 2020. He additionally oversaw the approval of the primary program-specific standards
for cybersecurity on the baccalaureate degree and was instrumental within the division’s
incomes the excellence of ABET accreditation.

A prolific researcher, Yenduri has printed greater than 50 articles in varied conferences
and journals and has overseen roughly $1.7 million in grants, awards, and contracts.
He obtained the Butch Oustalet Distinguished Professorship Award for Research on the University of Southern Mississippi in 2010. 

“Dr. Yenduri’s expertise and dedication to a optimistic and inclusive scholarly atmosphere
that rewards excellence in instructing, analysis, and service will probably be of nice worth
to Kennesaw State and the College,” mentioned Ivan Pulinkala, KSU’s interim provost and
senior vice chairman for educational affairs. “I’m assured that his management will
broaden business partnerships, analysis alternatives, curricular growth and a
dedication to scholar success.”

In his position as dean, Yenduri will lead the event of the College’s strategic
imaginative and prescient and function chief educational and administrative officer with the duty
for managing the fiscal, infrastructure, and human assets wants of CCSE. The dean
will assist promote inclusively wonderful instructing, analysis, and service inside the
College and all through the University. KSU’s College of Computing and Software Engineering
enrolls almost 4,250 college students and has near 100 school.

“I’m honored and deeply appreciative of the chance to function the dean. Computing
is central to the longer term of academia as we expertise altering scholar wants, rising
workforce growth wants, participating our neighborhood, advancing analysis, and selling
range and inclusion,” Yenduri mentioned. “It provides me immense pleasure to work with
my colleagues to realize our shared aspirations. I’m passionately dedicated to working
with school, employees, and college students to comprehend the College’s imaginative and prescient.”

Yenduri earned his doctoral diploma in laptop science and grasp’s diploma in methods
science from Louisiana State University.

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