21 June 2022 11:26:28 IST

Preeti Shroff steps down as MICA Dean

Preeti Shroff served as Dean for six years in MICA Ahmedabad

After serving as the Dean of MICA, Ahmedabad, for six years, Preeti Shroff has stepped down from her position due to personal emergencies. She is relocating to California, US, and will continue to remain associated with MICA as the senior advisor to the President.

Speaking of the transition, Shroff, who joined the meeting virtually, said, “The world around us is evolving rapidly, and we are all constantly learning to balance personal and professional spheres, especially navigating multiple demands in the post-pandemic world. Due to my family health situation in the US, I have decided to step down from the MICA - Professor and Dean’s position after six years of meaningful and fulfilling work. Therefore, starting August 1, 2022, I will transition and continue to serve in the global advisor capacity for selected days per month. I will be based in California and stay engaged with exciting and selected MICA initiatives and projects.”

Speaking about Shroff’s achievements, Shailendra Raj Mehta, President and Director, MICA said, “Dr Shroff’s family requires her presence in the US, and we have supported her decision. With her abilities, she has taken MICA to yet another level. We are thankful for her tireless efforts to build a cohesive environment for our faculty and students.”

The institute will soon commence the global search for the new Dean. The President, faculty, and the staff of MICA gave a standing ovation to Shroff for her six years of unstinted service to the MICA community, a release from the institute, said.