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Koodali named Graduate School dean, associate provost for International Affairs

The start of 2024 held new beginnings for Ranjit Koodali as he was named dean of the NMSU Graduate School and associate provost for International Affairs. 

“I am truly grateful to NMSU for this wonderful opportunity and am eager to serve NMSU to the best of my abilities,” he says. 

Koodali holds a Ph.D. in photocatalysis and a master’s degree in chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry, physics and mathematics from Loyola College in Chennai, India. 

Some of his achievements include contributing to more than 125 peer-reviewed articles that have been cited more than 10,000 times, serving as the national program chair for the American Chemical Society’s Energy and Fuels division, and becoming a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. 

Koodali’s goals include working in collaboration with the academic colleges and other offices on campus to promote excellence in graduate and global education. 

“The opportunity to also help with International Affairs operations seems to provide a rich and fascinating experience, being a first-generation immigrant myself. Serving the various constituents at NMSU will be a very rewarding experience.”