Hindu University Welcomes its new President
Hindu University of America Welcomes Dr. T. R. N. Rao as its new President
October 3, 2006, Orlando, Florida. Hindu University of America (HUA), located in Orlando, Florida, yesterday announced the appointment of Dr. T. R. (Narsimha) Rao as its new president. Dr. Rao assumed his duties on Vijaya-Dashami, an important Hindu festival day, which also is Gandhi Jayanti, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Mr. Shri Braham R. Aggarwal, the Chairman of the Board of HUA and Chairman of Park Square Homes in Orlando, said in welcoming Dr. Rao: “The University has made steady progress over the past few years and has a firm foundation that was laid under the direction of Dr. K. C. Gupta, our retiring president. Dr Rao will elevate Hindu University of America to even greater levels of academic achievement and recognition.”
Dr. Rao has a Ph.D. from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and has a distinguished academic career spanning more than 30 years and is an internationally recognized authority on computer systems and cryptography. He is the author of two graduate-level textbooks and more than 100 book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers. He graduated 28 Ph. D’s and post doctorals. The excellence of his work has been recognized by two prestigious Fulbright Fellowships as well as appointment to the status of Fellow of both the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers. In 1994 he became the only US Citizen residing in the southern U.S. to ever receive the prestigious Best Paper Award given by the IEEE Information Theory Society. Dr. Rao comes to HUA from the University of Louisiana, where he was the Z. R. Loflin Chair Professor of Computer Science. Prior to Louisiana, he held positions as professor of computer science and electrical engineering at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, associate professor of electrical engineering at the University of Maryland at College Park, and as a member of the technical staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories. Dr. Rao is married with four adult children and seven grandchildren.
The mission of HUA is to conduct learning, research, and training in a broad spectrum of topics related to Vedic/Hindu culture, promote the catholicity of Hinduism, and establish harmony among eastern religious thought and modern science, thereby contributing to better human understanding and global peace. The University is committed to a liberal education with a broad curriculum to fulfill the growing need of western society to obtain an authentic, unbiased understanding of the vast and rich heritage of Hindu culture, tradition, and philosophy. See www.hindu-university.edu for further information.