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Dr. Rajeev Parikh, CFA, CMA, CFM 

Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 

Dr. Raj Parikh was named provost in 2023. A graduate of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Dr. Parikh completed graduate work in Chemical Engineering and then went on to receive a Ph.D. in Accounting and Finance at the State University of New York at Buffalo. In addition, he is a Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA), a Certified Financial Manager (CFM), and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Raj ParikhDr. Parikh has over 30 years of experience as an academic leader. Dr. Parikh served as a senior-level administrator at several universities in the U.S. and as the Commissioner for Academic Accreditation for the Government of the United Arab Emirates. 

Dr. Parikh is passionate about higher education, international education, and improving access for traditional students and working adults. As an academic entrepreneur, he has successfully engaged in a variety of ventures, such as establishing or enhancing branch campuses, ‘turning around’ institutions in financial distress, increasing enrollments and retention, creating new academic programs, and establishing programs in international locations in partnership with local institutions. These ventures have helped enhance his institutions' academic reputation as well as financial position by increasing enrollment and revenues in a sustainable manner.   

In addition to expanding programs and increasing enrollments, Dr. Parikh has led or been actively involved in strategic planning, budgeting, and academic prioritization and has led accreditation efforts at several institutions. He is eager to know members of the Morehead State community and can be reached at 606-783-2002 or r.parikh@moreheadstate.edu.  

Contact Academic Affairs

Dr. Rajeev Parikh, Provost & Vice President

205 Howell-McDowell Admin. Bldg.
Morehead, KY 40351

EMAIL: r.parikh@moreheadstate.edu
PHONE: 606-783-2002