UTSA Finance Department Receives $50,000 Gift to Support Research

K. ChenthamaraiThe UTSA College of Organization Office of Finance obtained a $50,000 present from Vittal Kadapakkam in assist of faculty research with Ph.D. college students. The gift will set up the Kadapakkam Chenthamarai Finance Investigation Excellence Fund.

Kadapakkam is the son of UTSA Frost Chair of Finance Palani-Rajan Kadapakkam. The fund, in honor of the donor’s grandfather, will elevate the Division of Finance by featuring more support for faculty who co-creator papers with finance Ph.D. pupils in some of the most prestigious tutorial journals in the place of finance.

“Growing up in San Antonio, I am keenly conscious of the potent link concerning UTSA’s status and the economic enhancement of the town,” explained Vittal Kadapakkam. “I assumed it would be fitting to honor my grandfather by supporting academic excellence.”

The fund honors the memory of Vittal Kadapakkam’s grandfather, Kadapakkam Chenthamarai, who served with distinction as a top law enforcement official in the state of Tamil Nadu, India and was a receiver of the President’s Law enforcement Medal.

“He himself was a initial-technology university graduate, and he ardently considered in the transformative ability of education and learning,” stated Vittal Kadapakkam. “He impressed lots of persons to go after excellence passionately in their education and careers.”

“We are grateful for this contribution,” reported Karan Bhanot, chair of the Office of Finance. “Doctoral students study the ropes of the study procedure, how to write a paper and the eventual publication method by partnering with expert school.  This gift incentivizes faculty for going the extra mile when mentoring our budding scholars.”

The reward establishes the Finance Guiding Star Award in the UTSA Office of Finance. Award funding will be readily available beginning this semester.

—Wendy Frost