Indian American Engineer Sanjay Ramabhadran Appointed as president of Texas LyceumTop Stories

February 08, 2019 12:43
Indian American Engineer Sanjay Ramabhadran Appointed as president of Texas Lyceum

An Indian American engineer Sanjay Ramabhadran has been appointed as the president of Texas Lyceum, a nonprofit organization centering on cultivating the next generation of Texas leaders.

The organization sets the next-generation leader and prepares them on issues critical to the future of Texas and inspires them to action and stewardship of Texas values.

Sanjay has become the first immigrant to hold the post. He is as well the first immigrant and Indian American president of Texas Lyceum. He was sworn in as the Texas Lyceum's 2019 President on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives at the Texas Capitol in Austin.

"In 2019, the Texas Lyceum enters its 40th year of service to Texas. We will start off this month with our investiture of 26 outstanding new Lyceum Directors and our dynamic public conference on workforce preparedness," Sanjay said.

"I am honored to lead this unique organization, which has a rich history of bringing together a diverse group of engaged young Texas leaders to examine our state's public policy challenges and respectfully debate possible solutions to these challenges," he said.

Originally from Southern India and a graduate of BITS Pilani and later Texas A&M University, Sanjay, a registered engineer, serves on the Houston METRO board of directors and is a founding Principal at VERSA Infrastructure.

In addition to serving on the board of Houston METRO, some of Ram's additional civic engagement includes service as Chairman of Leadership Houston, on the Houston Mayor's Council on International Trade and Development, as President of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, and on Rice University's Kinder Institute's Connecting Communities Initiative.

"This is an honor of a lifetime to lead the Texas Lyceum," Sanjay told.

"Civic engagement has been an essential ingredient of my life and by example, my parents taught me the importance of community involvement and volunteering while growing up in a small mining town in southern India. It is very meaningful for me to be able to do my small part to furthering a constructive dialogue on critical issues that face the future of Texas."

As a president of the organization, Sanjay's role is to find out the issues that the Lyceum will handle at their 5 meetings throughout the year.

"Our underlying theme of the year is preparing Texas to lead at the bicentennial in 2036. We will explore topics including Education & Workforce (Austin), how Infrastructure moves Commerce (Houston region), what the new USMCA means for Texas (Montreal, Canada), whether we are taking our democracy for granted (Bush Presidential Library, College Station) and the natural splendor of Texas (Big Bend Region)".

The Texas Lyceum has 96 Directors, from all walks of life in Texas. All Directors are selected to join the Lyceum before they turn age 46.

The Lyceum has more than 1,000 alumni, some of whom have served as U.S. Senators and House Members, President of the United States, Ambassadors, Governors, members of the Texas Legislature and Corporate and non-profit leaders.

-Sowmya Sangam

If you enjoyed this Post, Sign up for Newsletter

(And get daily dose of political, entertainment news straight to your inbox)

Rate This Article
(0 votes)
Tagged Under :
Texas  Indian American