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Agrawal Appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs at STLCC-Florissant Valley
April 27, 2010
Ashok K. Agrawal, dean of the mathematics, science, engineering and technology division at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, recently was appointed vice president for academic affairs at the campus.
Agrawal is responsible for providing academic and administrative leadership through effective policies, services, programs, personnel and resources within the academic core areas on the campus.
As dean, Agrawal led and administered a high-tech division that includes both transfer and career programs. At that time, he also served as director of the Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing, and was responsible for development of a joint 2+2 bachelor’s degree program in industrial technology with Southeast Missouri State University, and the creation of several customized training programs for key regional corporations like AT&T, AmerenUE and Boeing.
Agrawal was instrumental in establishing the St. Louis Regional Engineering Academy, which implements Project Lead the Way engineering curriculum at St. Louis area high schools. This effort was recognized by FOCUS St. Louis in 2009 with its “What’s Right with the Region” Award for fostering regional cooperation. He also serves on the planning committee of the St. Louis region’s FIRST Robotics Competition, and on the advisory committee of the St. Louis Science Center. He and his colleagues have received several grants from the National Science Foundation and other public and private agencies, including a grant from the League for Innovation in the Community College for the College Career Transition Initiative.
Agrawal holds master’s degrees in both materials science and mining engineering from the University of Kentucky, and a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from Nagpur University in India.