Paul and Vasanthi Prabhaker
Paul and Vasanthi Prabhaker established this scholarship as a way to give back to hardworking business students enrolled in the NIU College of Business.Paul is an Associate Vice President at Northern Illinois University where he is a key leader in the university?s global programs. He is also Associate Dean and Professor of Marketing at the College of Business. His areas of expertise are in business strategy and marketing. Paul has a Ph.D. in business administration and a master?s degree in econometrics from the Graduate School of Management, University of Rochester. He also has an MBA and degree in mechanical engineering.Paul has been in academia in the United States for more than 25 years. He has been involved in the administrative side of accredited business schools for a decade as dean and associate dean.He has also been an entrepreneur, having been involved in successful start-up businesses. In addition to his academic pursuits, Paul is involved in numerous professional assignments. His business experience has spanned advertising agencies and companies such as ORACLE, State Street Bank, and Motorola.Paul and Vasanthi have two sons and grandchildren who live in the Midwest.