Naming of Dr. Radhika Seshan as
Dean of the College of Extended Studies
San Diego State University


I am delighted to announce that Dr. Radhika Seshan will become the Dean of the College of Extended Studies. Dr. Seshan’s appointment as dean will begin on June 29, 2018. Dr. Seshan received her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stella Maris College, University of Chennai, Chennai, India, and her doctoral degree in International Economics from the University of Houston, Houston, TX (with additional graduate study at Brown University, Providence, RI).

Dr. Seshan has been Associate Dean of Business Development and Chief Operating Officer at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension, since June 2016. Before her appointment at UCLA, she was the Executive Director of Continuing Education Programs at Bellevue College, between 2013 and 2016. In addition, she held a senior program management role at Zenith Education (formerly Corinthian Colleges) before joining Bellevue College. Dr. Seshan’s career started at Bell Laboratories, where she worked on mobile applications and network operations, across multiple locations in the US and Europe.

I am grateful to the members of the Search Committee: Dr. Andrew Bohonak, Ms. Kylie Carpenter, Dr. Zohir Chowdhury, Dr. James Frazee, Ms. Davette Kawachi, Dr. Stanley Maloy, the late Dr. Monte Mehrabadi, Mr. Kotaro Nakamura, Ms. Becky Ryan, Dr. Caren Sax, Ms. Zakkiyya West and especially the committee chairperson, Dr. Nikhil Varaiya and the constituent groups that participated in the interview process.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Seshan on this important academic leadership role.


Chukuka S. Enwemeka
Provost and Senior Vice President