Business School Administrator Helps Students and Businesses Aim High
Anuj Mehrotra is an innovative teacher, administrator, and researcher who contributes to the University of Miami School of Business Administration’s academic success in many ways. Along with his wife, Kashmira, Mehrotra also gives back to the school each year through the United Way of Miami-Dade County.
"We feel fortunate that we can now help our University."Anuj Mehrotra
A native of India, Mehrotra came to the U.S. in 1986 after earning a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He continued his studies with a master’s degree from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a doctorate in operations research from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
In 1993 he joined the UM faculty, and recently marked his 20th anniversary at the School of Business Administration. He currently serves as vice dean of graduate business programs and executive education and as the Leslie O. Barnes Scholar and Professor of Management Science. “I have seen our University significantly change for the better over the past two decades,” Mehrotra says. “In fact, the rate of change is increasing as we build an even more dynamic institution.”
Throughout his career, Mehrotra has focused on helping students and organizations fulfill their potential. He has received several teaching awards and published numerous thought-provoking articles and books on such topics as logistics, supply chains, and operational improvements for a number of diverse businesses, including newspapers and fisheries.
“Almost every field in the public and private sector lends itself to mathematical models that can lead to more efficient operations and higher-quality results,” he says. “It’s invigorating to be at the forefront of business innovation, and I am always learning something new.”
But Mehrotra and his wife, who received scholarships as students, have long known the importance of scholarship assistance and are committed to providing support that will benefit UM students. “We were raised in families that emphasized the importance of higher education,” Mehrotra says. “We feel fortunate that we can now help our University.”