An Indian American Medha Narvekar has been appointed vice president and secretary of the University of Pennsylvania.
She is a MBA from Wharton School.
It is said that she will be taking over the new position on July 1, as per sources.
Ms Narvekar has worked at the Penns Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) Office for over three decades.
Ms Narvekar received her bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College in 1981 and MBA from Wharton in 1986.
She will continue to provide support to DAR even after she moves on to the new role. She will act as a liaison from DAR to the President’s Office and will remain a member of the DAR senior management team as the university moves through the final phases of the “Power of Penn” fundraising campaign.
Ms Narvekar succeeds Leslie Kruhly, who retires end of June.