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Georgian Court University Welcomes Ketan Gandhi as New Chief Financial Officer

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Mr. Gandhi, a longtime Monmouth County resident of Asbury Park, is very familiar with GCU. “I’ve known about and deeply appreciated Georgian Court and its rich heritage for a long time. I look forward to becoming an active, engaged participant in the campus community,” said Gandhi.

Ketan N. Gandhi

Mr. Gandhi previously served as VP of Finance and CFO at Caldwell University in Caldwell, N.J., where he successfully developed a balanced budget, turning around years of deficit and solidifying his reputation as a visionary financial leader.

“To make effective financial decisions, it is crucial to develop a deep understanding of an organization’s culture and people. ‘What’s making our students want to fall in love with this place? Why do they want to continue to complete their education?’ I look forward to finding the answers to these questions in the coming weeks and months.”

Mr. Gandhi believes that collaboration is key to achieving goals, especially now when higher education institutions across the country are facing economic constraints.  “I know the challenges for institutions like Georgian Court,” said Gandhi. “I look forward to collaborating with faculty, staff, and other key members of the community to reach our financial goals.”

During his tenure at Caldwell, Mr. Gandhi played a central role in improving the institution’s financial strength. Through fiscal discipline and effective internal controls, he successfully raised the Department of Education (DOE) score, increased cash reserves, and fostered investment growth.  He served as co-chair of the Strategic Planning build and the initiator and leader of the institution-wide Strategic Enrollment Group.  He also made tremendous financial strides as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and CFO at Sussex County Community College.

Mr. Gandhi earned an MBA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and holds a postgraduate degree in Management from K.C. College of Management Studies and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Bombay University. He is currently pursuing an Ed. D. in Educational & Transformational Leadership from Rowan University.

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About Georgian Court University

Georgian Court University is a leading regional university that provides a transformative education, preparing students for ethical leadership and service in the Catholic Mercy tradition. Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. The university has a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women.

As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 1,900 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 15 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by Money.com and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings.

The main campus is in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students through its Center for Professional Studies, and at other locations, including GCU at Brookdale, GCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online degree and certificate programs.