President and CEO
Dr. Virinder K. Moudgil
Virinder K. Moudgil, PhD, has served as president and CEO of Lawrence Technological University since July 1, 2012. He is overseeing a period of significant growth of LTU’s enrollment, fund raising, community outreach, and campus facility improvements, including construction of a third student dormitory that opened in 2015 and the Taubman Complex and Marburger STEM Center to open in 2016, which will also house advanced engineering, life sciences, and architecture programs.
President Moudgil’s education and professional training includes:
- The Harvard Institute for Educational Management, 2006
- Post-Doctoral - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (Molecular Medicine), 1973-76
- M.Sc., Ph.D. - Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, 1969, 1972
His prior positions include:
- Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Interim Provost, and Provost Oakland University, 2001-12
- Visiting Scientist, Boris Kidric Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Vinca, Belgrade, 1988
- Visiting Scientist, Univ. of Paris Sud, Bicetre, France, 1983-84
- Consultant, United Nations Development Program (TOKTEN), Bombay, India, 1989
- Co-Chair, Steering Committee for Development of OUWB School of Medicine
President Moudgil’s board affiliations include the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce; Detroit Economic Club; Detroit Athletic Club; Detroit Zoological Society; Thomas Cooley Law School – Professional Advisory Committee; American Red Cross Southeast Michigan Region Executive Board; Skyline Club of Southfield; honorary chairperson, 2013 Multiple Sclerosis Campaign; Association of Independent College and Universities of Michigan; Association of Independent Technological Universities Inc. (AITU); member of the Executive Committee, Japan Center for Michigan Universities (2005-10), and the Michigan Campus Compact.
President Moudgil has a special interest in advancing cultural understanding and globalization. In 2013 he founded LTU’s Global Village Project promoting student awareness and cooperation. He was a team member for arranging and hosting campus visits at OU for current and former heads of states: Lech Walesa (Poland, 2001), George W. Bush (U.S.) and Aleksander Kwasniewski (Poland) 2002, Vicente Fox Quesada (Mexico, 2004), and Dr. Abdul Kalam (India, 2009). He established academic partnerships between OU and institutions in Israel, India, and China. He was a member of the Oakland County Trade Mission to China; a member of the American Delegation in Adult Endocrinology to the People's Republic of China, 1983; and has been chair or invited speaker at scientific sessions at international conferences/symposia in China, India, France, Yugoslavia, Canada, Czechoslovakia, the Netherlands, Spain, and Israel.
His awards and honors include the Distinguished Alumnus Award, Banaras Hindu University, 2012; Marian P. Wilson Award, Oakland University, 1986; Oakland University Foundation Research Excellence Award, 1996; Outstanding faculty, Michigan Association of Governing Boards of State Universities, 1997; George Wibby Award: Athletic Department Hall of Honor, Oakland University, 2007; Black and Gold Award, The Center for Student Activities and Leadership Development, 2008; Academic Leadership Award, Michigan International Chamber of Commerce, 2009; Academic Excellence Award, Michigan Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, 2011.
President Moudgil’s scientific work has appeared in some 250 publications, including nine books, 110 papers or reviews, and 112 abstracts. His areas of research are steroid hormone action, and hormones and cancer. He was a member of the National Institutes of Health Physiological Sciences Study Section 1987-94.