Lawrence Tech names new president

Virinder K. Moudgil leaves Oakland University to chair private engineering school


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Lawrence Technological University announced Monday the choice of Virinder K. Moudgil as its new president, effective July 1.

Moudgil, who will be Lawrence Tech's seventh president, has served as provost at Oakland University since 2001. Prior to that, he chaired Oakland's Department of Biological sciences for seven years.

Moudgil holds three degrees, including a PhD from Banaras Hindu University, the top-ranked university in India. He lives in Rochester Hills with his wife.

Moudgil succeeds Lewis N. Walker, who's been Lawrence Tech's president since 2006.

The selection of Moudgil as president concludes a 10-month national search process. A 13-person committee narrowed the choices to three before the full Board of Trustees voted on the final selection.

Lawrence Tech will celebrate its 80th year when the fall 2012 semester begins. The private university currently offers more than 100 programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management.