Naganathan Officially Appointed to Office as the Seventh President of OIT

 Investiture Ceremony of Dr. Nagi G. Naganathan, the Seventh President of Oregon Tech. May 18, 2018. (Brian Gailey)

Investiture Ceremony of Dr. Nagi G. Naganathan, the Seventh President of Oregon Tech. May 18, 2018. (Brian Gailey)

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Investiture Ceremony of Dr. Nagi G. Naganathan, Ph.D., ASME Fellow, Seventh President of Oregon Tech.

Klamath Falls, Ore. - The investiture ceremony is the pageantry of the official appointment to office of the President of The Oregon Institute of Technology. During the ceremony Dr. Naganathan is presented the University Chain of Office.

The University Chain of Office is traditionally passed on to incoming presidents at their investiture, signaling the beginning of their tenure of office. The medallion, imprinted with the University seal, is attached to the Chain of Office featuring six gold titles with he previous president’s names and years of service and another tile identifying Dr. Naganathan as the seventh president in 2017.

About Naganathan

Dr. Naganathan was appointed the 7th President of the Oregon Institute of Technology in November 2016 following a national search; and began his official tenure in April 2017.

Prior to joining Oregon Tech, Dr. Naganathan served as the Dean of the College of Engineering at The University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio for more than 15 years. He wat the UT’s interim president during 2014-15 and was the founding chairperson of the Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Department; and was a member of the faculty since 1986.

Dr. Naganathan has received a number of prestigious awards, including election to the rank of Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, UT Outstanding Teacher Award, UT Outstanding Researcher Award, SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, ASME Outstanding Regional Faculty Advisor Award, TST/TSPE Engineer of the Year, and Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater, the National Institute of Technology in Tiruchirappalli, India.

Dr. Naganathan earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma State University, a master’s degree in mechanical and industrial engineering from Clarkson University, New York, and a bachelor’s degree with honors in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology at Tiruchirappalli (formally known as Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli)., University of Madras, India.

Dr. Naganathan is married to Kasturi Naganathan, Ed.D., and they are proud parents of daughter, sonya Naganathan, M.D.

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