Tepper School Alumna and Faculty Member Jointly Contribute $1 Million in Support of Tepper Quadrangle and New Business School Facility -Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, April 11, 2014

Tepper School Alumna and Faculty Member Jointly Contribute $1 Million in Support of Tepper Quadrangle and New Business School Facility

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University has received a $1 million gift from alumna Gunjan Kedia (TPR ’94) and her husband, faculty member Sridhar R. Tayur, the Ford Distinguished Research Chair and professor of operations management at the Tepper School of Business. Their generous contribution is in support of the David A. Tepper Quadrangle, an initiative announced last fall that will construct a new home for the Tepper School while integrating programs, curricula and research from across the university’s world-class schools and colleges.

“In terms of business and entrepreneurship, Gunjan and Sridhar are highly accomplished professionals. In terms of education, they have been outstanding supporters of the school over the years, and we appreciate their commitment to the future of business education,” said Bob Dammon, dean of the Tepper School of Business. “I feel privileged to have had Gunjan as a student in my class and to watch the success that she has earned throughout her career. Sridhar is a wonderful faculty colleague and a highly respected and accomplished researcher and entrepreneur. They are both an inspiration to me and the entire Tepper School community.”

In a joint statement, Kedia and Tayur said, “Our 20-plus years of association with the Tepper School and Carnegie Mellon have been rewarding, both professionally and personally. We are excited to contribute toward and to be a part of the new Tepper Quadrangle, and we look forward to many more decades of being engaged with the university.”

Kedia earned her MBA, with distinction, at Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business in 1994 and is currently executive vice president in State Street Corporation’s Investment Services division. Prior to joining State Street in 2008, she was executive vice president of global product management at Bank of New York Mellon, a partner with McKinsey & Company and an associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She also serves on the Business Board of Advisers for the Tepper School...Read more»

By: Mark D. Burd and Ken Walters