Venkateshwar ‘Venkat’ Reddy
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Dr. Venkat Reddy has been a member of the UCCS community for over twenty five years. He currently serves as the Chancellor and Professor of Finance at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). Prior to being appointed to the Interim Chancellor position in February 2017, he served as the Dean of the College of Business at UCCS and as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Education and Initiatives.
Dr. Reddy received his PhD in Finance (1992) and MS in Agricultural Economics (1987) from the Pennsylvania State University. At UCCS, his primary teaching and research were in the areas of Corporate Finance and Investments. He was recognized twice with the Outstanding Teacher Award in the College of Business. His research was primarily in the areas of Finance and Strategy.
Dr. Reddy worked closely with faculty, staff, campus, and system leaders in accomplishing: advancing innovative academic programs; renovation of Dwire Hall; building and strengthening alumni and community relations; launching the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative; expansion of career development and study abroad opportunities; taking the College of Business twice through the maintenance of AACSB International accreditation, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; ranking of several programs in the US News and World Report and; launching and promoting five fully online undergraduate degree programs on the campus.
In January of 2017, he was recognized as one of the 17 leaders to watch in 2017 by the Colorado Springs Business Journal. Under his leadership, the College of Business engaged actively with the community through the Career Development Center, Alumni Office, Office of Professional and Executive programs, and the UCCS Economic Forum. In his current role as Chancellor, he works closely with the Vice Chancellors, the President’s office, campus and community leaders in continuing the positive trajectory of UCCS, supporting faculty and staff work, online and cybersecurity initiatives and ensuring robust progress of ongoing capital construction projects.