Syracuse University

Assistant Chancellor

Dr. Kalpana (“Kal”) Srinivas

Assistant Chancellor Dr. Kalpana (“Kal”) Srinivas is Assistant Chancellor

Dr. Kalpana (“Kal”) Srinivas is Assistant Chancellor at Syracuse University, a position she has held since September 2005.

Reporting directly to Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor, one of the nation’s most visible higher education leaders, Srinivas supervises operations within the Office of the Chancellor and the Chancellor’s residence. Balancing a high volume of critical activities across the range of executive functions of the University, she manages administrative support for the Chancellor, supervises the office and residence staff, and manages all modes of contact with the Chancellor’s office. A member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, she collaborates with the University’s executives to coordinate the Chancellor’s participation in the management of institutional affairs, including all aspects of her involvement in major events both on and off campus. She has earned a reputation within and outside the University for the characteristic effectiveness and grace with which she oversees an office that exudes transformative energy in all directions.

In addition to serving on various committees within the university, Srinivas is a member of the following organizations: National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP), Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT), Association for Training and Development (ASTD), and International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). She also serves on the NACEP Research Committee and the NACEP Accreditation Review Committee.

Srinivas earned her B.S. in biology and chemistry from Rajasthan University, India. In May 2005, she received an M.S. degree in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation (IDD&E) from Syracuse University’s School of Education and her Ph.D. in August of 2012. Her dissertation, titled “The effect of participation in Syracuse University Project Advance and Advanced Placement on Persistence and Performance at a Four-Year Private University,” reflects her intellectual interest in assessing pathways to success for undergraduate students and, more generally, in evidence-based decision making in higher education.