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McGowan Fellow Announced

9/18/2013 --

Second-year MBA student Kartik Bandhuvula named the 2013-2014 McGowan Fellow.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan's Ross School of Business announced today that second-year MBA student Kartik Bandhuvula has been named the School's 2013-2014 McGowan Fellow. This elite program is sponsored by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, a philanthropic family foundation established to honor William G. McGowan, the former CEO of MCI. The program creates a select community of highly talented, emerging business leaders who are dedicated to ethical leadership and service. The Fund partners with ten, top-tier university business programs, with each school selecting one fellow annually.

At Ross, Kartik is focusing on entrepreneurship and strategy. As the co-president of the Entrepreneur and Venture Club, he assists Ross students with their entrepreneurial endeavors. He is also a fellow of the Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund, where he vets and invests in Michigan startups. During the summer between his first and second year, Kartik worked at Hewlett Packard as a corporate strategy and alliances intern.

Prior to attending Ross, Kartik worked at NVIDIA, a semiconductor company as a hardware engineer. He has been involved in several volunteer projects, from working for his alma mater's alumni association to mentoring middle students in algebra.

Kartik holds a Master's degree from Stanford University and a Bachelor's degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, both in Electrical Engineering.

In addition to Ross, McGowan partner schools are:

  • Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business
  • Columbia University, Columbia School of Business
  • Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business
  • Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
  • Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management
  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
  • University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School

William G. McGowan's commitment to ethical leadership and bettering society has shaped the Fund's mission to impact lives, create sustainable change, and empower future generations to achieve their greatest potential. Since its founding, the Fund has distributed more than $100 million in grants.

For more information, contact:
Leslie Wilhelm Hatch, (734) 615-8853,