Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs


Nigamanth SridharDr. Nigamanth Sridhar serves as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Cleveland State University. In this role, he serves as the Chief Academic Officer and oversees all academic offerings at the university. Previously, Nigamanth served as the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies at CSU, overseeing the university's graduate program offerings. Nigamanth also holds a faculty appointment in CSU's Washkewicz College of Engineering as Professor of Computer Science. Dr. Sridhar is a nationally known expert in computer science education and has served in a leadership role in the comprehensive design and integration of computer science instruction in K-12 schools.

From 2020 until 2022, Nigamanth served as Program Director in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources. At NSF, Nigamanth worked on the CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) program, which is the federal government's primary program to train the future cybersecurity workforce for the nation. Nigamanth also worked on two programs focused on that support research on promoting inclusion and diversity STEM education and workforce development.

In addition to his responsibilities at CSU, Nigamanth is involved in several civic leadership initiatives in Cleveland. He serves on the Board of Education of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. He also serves as a member of the Greater Cleveland Partnership Technology Board and as a trustee for Urban Community School, the Cleveland Leadership Center, and the City Club of Cleveland. Nigamanth holds MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from The Ohio State University and a bachelor's degree in information systems from BITS Pilani in India.