Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Montgomery College
Dr. Sanjay Rai, senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Montgomery College, is an outspoken champion and ardent supporter of innovations that advance community college student success in academic, career, technical, and workforce development programs. Prior to serving as the College’s chief academic officer, Dr. Rai led the Germantown Campus as vice president and provost, and also served as the dean of science, engineering, and mathematics (SEM) at the Rockville Campus. Preceding his tenure at Montgomery College, he was chair of the Department of Mathematics at Jacksonville University, Florida, where he also was a tenured full professor.
Dr. Rai completed a PhD in mathematics from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, an MS in mathematics from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, and an MS in mathematics and a BS in statistics, physics, and mathematics from the University of Allahabad in India. He serves on the governor’s Life Sciences Advisory Board, the Tech Council of Maryland and the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, and chairs the Maryland Council of Community College Chief Academic Officers. He has received several awards for teaching and scholarship and has authored numerous scholarly articles and other academic publications. His publications are in applied mathematics (modeling HIV using differential equations) and mathematics education. Dr. Rai’s most recent book, Pathways to Real Analysis, was published in April 2009.