Chair of Academics

Vijayraj Patel

Hi Toreros, 

My name is Vijayraj Patel and I am honored to serve as the Academics Chair on AS Senate for the year 2018-19. I am currently a Senior at USD double majoring in Business Economics and Finance with a minor in Philosophy. I was born and raised in a small town called Valsad in western India and joined USD as an international student in Fall 2015. Since then, I have been involved with various student organizations and have occupied several leadership roles on campus. These roles have enabled me to reach a wide audience on campus and made me aware of the struggles of various student groups at USD. In fact, these very interactions motivated me to join AS and bring about a positive impact. 

My time at USD has been phenomenal and I cannot thank this institution enough for what it has taught me. But, like any other institution, with time there will always be a necessity for revision in USD's principles and policies; and it is our responsibility as student leaders to make sure that these revisions happen in a timely fashion and that they are in the best of student interest. This year, my primary focus will be to establish systematic communication channels between students and their academic representatives in order to ensure that student voice is heard and active effort is being made to ascertain academic success. 

Please feel free to email me if you have any other questions or would like us to work on any particular initiative. We are here to help!

Thank you, 



AS Chair of Academics Job Description