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Cullen College Alumnus and Advocate Appointed to UH System Board of Regents

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Audrey Grayson

Cullen College alumnus and advocate Durga D. Agrawal has been appointed to the University of Houston System Board of Regents by Gov. Rick Perry.

Agrawal received his master's and doctorate degree in industrial engineering from the Cullen College of Engineering. Since then, he has become one of the Cullen College's most impassioned proponents, donating his time and energy to the college by serving on its Industrial Engineering Advisory Board and Engineering Leadership Board. Recently, Agrawal donated $1 million for the construction of a new engineering research and academic building, the MREB.

Agrawal currently serves as president and CEO of Piping Technology and Products and director of the Agrawal Association of America. He is a member of the National and Texas societies of Professional Engineers, and the India Cultural Community and Industry Trade Advisory Committee. He is also a past member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, a member of the board of advisors and past president of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston, board member of Friedman Industries, and a member and past president of India House Houston. Agrawal received a bachelor's degree from the University of Delhi College of Engineering in India and a master's and doctorate degree in industrial engineering from the University of Houston.

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