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Keynote: To Be a Person of Influence
Friday, November 05, 2021, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM CDT
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Presenter, Prakash Mathew

Prakash Mathew served as the Vice President for Student Affairs at North Dakota State University (NDSU) from 2006-2014. He retired after 38 years of service in student affairs of which 34 of those years was at NDSU and 4 years at Mankato State University. Mathew held positions including Hall Director, Director of Residence Life, Associate Dean and Dean of Student Life and Vice President of Student Affairs. He currently serves as Vice President Emeritus for Student Affairs. As the Vice President, he oversaw 23 departments and programs, over 370 staff and 850 graduate and undergraduate student employees and advocated on behalf of over 14,500 students. Prakash played a key role in bringing student issues and concerns to the forefront. Throughout his career and even into retirement students remain the central focus of his work. Upon his retirement in July of 2014, he served as the Interim Director of Athletics at NDSU. Prakash has written a book titled “We Are Called…To Do The Right Thing” which was published in March 2021. The book is filled with personal accounts and stories from his childhood experiences, incredible values and principles taught by his parents, as well as his own insights and lessons he learned during his career. Most recently, Prakash was awarded with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from North Dakota State University.