Since becoming North Kentucky University’s sixth president on July 1, 2018, Dr. Ashish Vaidya has taken on the responsibility of upholding the university’s mission and core values.
Prior to his arrival at NKU, Dr. Vaidya served as interim president at St. Cloud (Minn) State University for two years. During his time at St. Cloud he served as campus CEO and managed SCSU’s $210 million operating budget.
His experience exceeds far beyond his time at SCSU as he served at two different campuses in the California State University System and was dean of faculty at Cal State Channel Islands.
In addition to his years of collegiate leadership experience, Dr. Vaidya has published multiple books and articles as well as served as an editor of a 2015 publication of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
Dr. Vaidya uses his knowledge to serve on multiple boards such as the Initiative Foundation, Partner For Student Success and many more.
He shares two children with his wife, Nita Vaidya who is a sociologist.
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