Indian-American Sumanth Yenduri to chair Computer Science Department at Southeast Missouri State University

Dr Sumanth Yenduri will serve as the chair of the Computer Science Department of the Southeast Missouri State University from the fall semester, announced the University last week on August 22.

Indian-American Dr Sumanth Yenduri
Indian-American Dr Sumanth Yenduri. Photo courtesy:

“I hope to contribute to the university’s mission by increasing our enrollment and degree offerings, enhancing the quality of our curriculum, developing our reputation nationally and internationally and most of all, supporting our students and faculty,” the Indian-American educator said in a statement.

Yenduri joined from Columbus State University where he had been serving as associate professor and administrative fellow in the D Abbot Turner College of Business. He previously served as an associate professor and program coordinator in the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Computing.

Dr Karl Kunkel, the Southeast provost, said in a university news release that he is impressed with Yenduri’s vision and enthusiasm to elevate the computer science department’s status and visibility.

“He comes to the university with solid experience in both the field and higher education,” Kunkel said. “I look forward to collaborating with Dr Yenduri to continue building strong, contemporary and high-profile academic programs that benefit both our students and their future employers in this vital technology-based discipline for society and the global economy.”

Yenduri holds a doctoral degree in computer science and a master’s degree in system science, both from Louisiana State University. He holds a bachelor of technology in computer science from Andhra University in India.