ORFE Professor Kulkarni, the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering was honored this summer when his portrait was unveiled at Procter Hall in recognition of his tenure as the Dean of the Graduate School from 2014 - 2017.
During his term in the Graduate School, Prof. Kulkarni instituted many new programs and increased the diversity of entering graduate student cohorts which created a richer environment for all students.
Professor Kulkarni’s impact on the University continued with his transition to the position of Dean of the Faculty. He held that position from 2017-2021 when he stepped down to focus on teaching and research and working directly with the students. On his return to the faculty, Professor Kulkarni became jointly appointed with ECE and ORFE.