Nanua Singh, a Wayne State University professor emeritus and head of three international companies, was recently appointed to the College of Engineering Board of Visitors. As a member of the board, Singh will be responsible for advising the dean on strategic planning and external relations for the college. He will formally join the board for its first meeting of the 2015-16 academic year on Sept. 9.
“I feel honored to be invited to the College of Engineering Board of Visitors, where I may continue to support student success,” says Singh.
Singh joined Wayne State University as a professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (now Industrial and Systems Engineering) in 1993. He has authored four award-winning books and nearly 150 research papers. In 2012, he retired from the university to focus on growing his three international companies.
Singh’s companies, Acculogix, QRD Corp. and RGBSI, all specialize in engineering and software development. Through his companies, Singh works closely with Wayne State University and has hired more than 20 WSU graduates, more than 800 people nationwide and more than 400 from Michigan. RGBSI has offices in eight different countries with three more on the way.
Singh was a finalist for the EY (Ernst and Young) Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award in Michigan and the Northwest Ohio Region.
“Dr. Singh has been a dedicated member of the College of Engineering community for many years, and we are honored to invite him to this new role where we can draw upon his expertise in the areas of entrepreneurship and management,” says Farshad Fotouhi, dean of the College of Engineering.
In partnership with Fotouhi, the Board of Visitors is implementing a five-year strategic plan to increase student recruitment and retention, deepen student learning outcomes and broaden the impact of faculty research. The plan also calls for a more robust connection with the alumni community and the college’s network of corporate partners.
Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution of higher education offering 380 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. For more information about engineering at Wayne State University, visit engineering.wayne.edu.